The association – who we are and what we do

The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. (registered association) was founded in 1986 and represents the sphere of friends and patrons of the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg – a partner of the University of Augsburg.

2019 is a special year for us: 14 November is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Leopold Mozart (1719-1787). Leopold Mozart is the eponym not only of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. but also of Augsburg’s violin competition and of the Center for Music and Music Education of the University of Augsburg. 2019 marks another jubilee for us as well: the 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart Augsburg (31 May – 8 June 2019).

The now internationally well-known Violin Competition Leopold Mozart honors a great composer, music educator and figure of the Age of Enlightenment, born in Augsburg in 1719. With the name Leopold Mozart we are committed to the advancement of the internationality of the city and of the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg.

● We promote talented young artists by holding the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart every three years.

● We encourage the students of the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg and are involved in their projects.

● We support the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum’s cultural events.

● We enable students to get an inside view of music management during the course of the competition.

 

Commemorative Catalogue 25th Anniversary Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.

In 2011 the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion a commemorative catalogue was published which is available for downloading.

Commemorative Catalogue 25th Anniversary Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. (PDF)

The association – join now!

Encouragement of young artists is important to you?
You enjoy an active encounter with music?

Then join the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. now and celebrate with us the 10th Violin Competition in 2019!

Sponsor as a friend, patron or corporate member.

Our sponsors have these advantages…

● Personal invitations to events and receptions with artists and jurors of the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart

● Contact to artists, professors and students of the international music world

● Free admission to concerts at the Mozart House Augsburg

● Free admission to the Mozart House Museum Augsburg

● Information in our newsletter about concert dates, CD announcements plus news about our prizewinners as well as students and others connected with Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg

Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible.

Support this singular anniversary — Become a member now!

Membership Flyer (PDF)

The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. will gladly answer any questions you have about membership.

Your contact: Helga Müller
Telephone +49 821 324-4892
Telefax +49 821 450-6981
E-Mail info@leopold-mozart-competition.de

Support the Competition with your donation!

You, too, can be a patron of the arts and support talented young, international violinists. A competition such as this is only possible through the support of sponsors.

Every donation, no matter how small, is welcome!

Donation account of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.
Deutsche Bank AG Augsburg
Account no. 0177 774 00 / Sort code: 720 700 24
IBAN number: DE73 7207 0024 0017 7774 00
BIC-Code (SWIFT-Code): DEUTDEDB720

Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible.

The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. will be glad to answer your questions about sponsorship and donations.

Your contact: Helga Müller
Telephone +49 821 324-4892
Telefax +49 821 450-6981
E-Mail: info@leopold-mozart-competition.de

Support the violin competition by getting involved!

Volunteer at our various events!

In order to prepare for and carry out the 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart Augsburg we are seeking active volunteers. Whether in the competition office, ticket desk, as chauffeur during the competition or as an usher – we’ll be glad for you to get in touch with us!

Your contact: Helga Müller
Telefon +49 821 324-4892
Telefax +49 821 450-6981
E-Mail: info@leopold-mozart-competition.de

 

LMK, Competition-Team 2016, Photo: Christina Bleier

Paul Waning, Chairman

As the birthplace of Leopold Mozart, the father of Wolfgang Amadeus, and as the regional location of the Mozart family roots, Augsburg must certainly be recognized as the German Mozart city.

We are greatly pleased that, after long discussion, various groups and organizations which are concerned with Mozart are combining their efforts in Augsburg. This is a good prerequisite for Augsburg to become better known in Germany and internationally in connection with Mozart.

The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. is glad to tie its flagship, the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart, to this endeavor. The next competition, the tenth, will take place in 2019 – the year of the 300th anniversary of Leopold Mozart’s birth. In view of this special anniversary I’m asking all friends and patrons to continue their support and have a hand in making the competition an especially wonderful event.

Paul Waning
Chairman of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Chairman Paul Waning, Photo. Christina Bleier

Dieter R. Kirchmair, Vice-Chairman

It’s a pleasure to think that back in 1986, together with colleagues from other companies, we were able to set up the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. and we have greatly enjoyed playing our part in enabling the progress of the 'International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart'. For one thing, this has spread the name of the Augsburg region throughout the world, but of equal importance, we have also contributed to simply bringing about more quality of life here.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Swabia is of course mainly concerned with the economic development of the Augsburg region, in which I have been actively involved for more than 20 years on an honorary basis. Promotion of the regional economy means always bearing in mind that our location be able to stand up to competition from other locations. Naturally, “hard” location factors are involved here but “soft” factors such as cultural aspects also play an important role. Flourishing companies rely on the commitment of satisfied employees for their market success. The quality of any business location is enriched through the cultural features its environment offers. Ultimately, the quality of life for everyone depends on this.

Dieter R. Kirchmair
Vice-President of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.
Supervisory board of the International School Augsburg

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Vice-Chairman Dieter R. Kirchmair

Georg Bauer, Treasurer

The Mozarts were at home in Augsburg before they took to the road. Here Leopold, the father, published the first edition of his “Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing” in 1776 – a work which still today plays an important role in the training of the violinist. This is sufficient reason for Augsburg’s promotion of violin playing to bear the name Leopold Mozart.

The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. supports the work of the University of Augsburg particularly through the international violin competition, which is held regularly every three years. The competition has brought forth excellent violinists who have been acclaimed by the public and in the professional world. We greatly thank our supporters and sponsors for making the competition possible.

We have seen, however, that young talent is in need of patrons in order that classical music can be performed for us listeners. For this reason, the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. seeks sponsors who will donate financial support to the violin competition and to the young musicians. We are gladly available to discuss the broadly diversified possibilities. Take advantage of the numerous events and concerts presented by the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg in order to experience the accomplishments of the students as well as their professors and instructors and to get to know the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum.

Georg Bauer
Secretary of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Secretary Georg Bauer

Heribert Göggerle, Secretary

The International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart will again in 2019 bring many talented young people from all over the world to Augsburg. In addition to taking part in the competition, we hope that they also have an opportunity to get acquainted with the German Mozart city of Augsburg, that they feel at ease here and experience Augsburg’s hospitality.

Heribert Göggerle

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Heribert Göggerle

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

As president of the University of Augsburg, I attach particular importance to the support and promotion of emerging artists and researchers.

In this respect, the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart provides an excellent opportunity for young musicians to present themselves and to further their careers. Through this high-caliber competition, Augsburg as the German Mozart city enjoys international renown. As a member of the board I will follow the violin competition and support the exemplary work of the Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel
President of the University of Augsburg

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, Photo: Klaus Satzinger-Viel

Prof. Andrea Friedhofen

In the spirit of Leopold Mozart, the development of students' artistic and educational personalities is the central focus of their studies at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum (LMZ) of the University of Augsburg. Here, young people can experience excellent training as musicians, educators and musicologists with practical application. Artistic instruction is the basis for the students' own musical profile with which they can authentically present contemporary music as well as music of the past. It is this foundation which enables them to develop independently and to discover and communicate music, which was of such importance to Leopold Mozart. The Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium Augsburg e. V. is an important partner: as a group of friends and sponsors of the LMZ, it supports and encourages the students in a multitude of ways.

Prof. Andrea Friedhofen
Head of the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum at the University of Augsburg

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Andrea Friedhofen, Photo: Konstanze Frölich

Prof. Julius Berger, Honorary Board Member

The International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart is a podium for a diversity of musical disciplines. The competition program reflects the changing profile of the modern, responsible musical performer. The assignments range from virtuoso mastery of the instrument to the creative handling of the commissioned piece; from a knowledge of the performance practice of every epoch to the intricate requirements of being part of a piano trio.

Setting new artistic impulses as well as carrying on the tried and tested, thus preserving Leopold Mozart’s spiritual wellspring – these are the essentials of our concept. The competition is meant to be of personal benefit for everyone and naturally we are looking forward to splendid prizewinners.

Prof. Julius Berger
Professor for chamber music and cello & head of the interdisciplinary forum for artistic interpretation at Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Julius Berger, Photo: Aloisia Behrbohm

Agnes Maria Schilling, Honorary Chairwoman

This is now our 10th International Violin Competition and we are still full of new ideas! We are proud that today with the Mozart city Augsburg we are one of the most attractive competition venues in the world.

Leopold Mozart and his famous “Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing” are a constant source of inspiration for us and continue to show us the way. We are very grateful to all our co-workers, our sponsors from the business world and to all the many families in Augsburg, the volunteers and host families and our loyal audiences. We are indebted to you all for your generosity and cordiality. You play an essential role in creating the high standing of our competition through your friendly welcome to the contestants, the jury and visitors from many different places, enabling them to spread the good name of Augsburg throughout the world.

Agnes Maria Schilling
Honorary Chairwoman

Leopold-Mozart-Kuratorium, Agnes Maria Schilling