2018 European Tour

Montréal Suzuki String Orchestra (MSSO)

 Summer 2018:   July 4-15

The Montreal Suzuki String Orchestra,

under the direction of conductor Dragan Djerkic,

is honoured by the invitation to participate in the

12th Annual Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2018 

in Vienna, Austria

Event Patron: UNESCO

Destination: Austria & Czech Republic & Germany (Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Munich)

Tour Sponsor: Vienna International Association for Music & Cultural Exchange (VIA MUSICA)


In addition to the Vienna competition, the MSSO will participate in cultural excursions in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Munich.

Orchestra performances (5 professionally organized concerts)

  • Vienna and surroundings (2)

  • Salzburg and surroundings

  • 2 additional concerts in and around Vienna

  • Prague (international concert at the Smetana Hall, subject of reconfirmation)

  • Munich and surroundings

SCL Festival Competition includes:

  • Opening ceremony in St. Stephen’s Cathedral

  • 2 workshops at the University of Music, plus one additional lecture

  • Performance before the jury in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein

  • Gala Winners’ Concert in the Konzerthaus (if selected by the jury)

  • Closing ceremony in Vienna’s Town Hall

  • Criteria: Technical performance (intonation, rhythm, dynamics, ensemble playing); musical/artistic (phrasing, expressivity, spontaneity); overall artistic impression; program selection (variety, contemporary piece)