Ever since its founding in 2006, the Moritzburg Festival Academy under the direction of violinist Mira Wang has acquired an excellent reputation as an international, innovative and creative musical workshop, thus becoming a permanent feature of the Moritzburg Festival. Every year in August, students from all over the world are chosen by an internationally selection process to participate in the Academy and form the Festival Orchestra. Alongside orchestral work, chamber music plays an important role at the Academy as well. Participants have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned conductors and established soloists and to perform in several concerts on tour as well as within the Moritzburg Festival.
In addition, internationally renowned Moritzburg Festival Artists work on chamber music with the participants in daily rehearsals. The orchestral and chamber music programmes of the Moritzburg Festival Academy will be performed for a wide audience in concerts on tour and within the Moritzburg Festival.