AAF/Faber Young Conductors Fellowship
Young Conductors spend one month at the Salzburg Festival, observing the world’s leading conductors and artists.
Nurturing Artistic Brilliance
The AAF/Faber Young Conductors Fellowship provides promising young conductors (age 30 or younger) from the United States the opportunity to spend up to four weeks at the Salzburg Festival, observing the world’s leading conductors and artists at work during rehearsals and performances.
The Salzburg Festival, founded in August 1920 by Max Reinhard and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, is the benchmark for all music festivals worldwide. Every year unique opera and concert productions bring together the world’s finest conductors, singers, and musicians.
Fellows stay at Schloss Arenberg, located a mere ten minutes from the festival hall, where they are able to interact with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, who reside at Schloss Arenberg during July and August.
The American Austrian Foundation has administered this program since 1998, with support from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival. It is funded through the generosity of AAF treasurer and trustee Karl Heinz Faber and his wife Edith.
AAF/Faber Young Conductors Fellowship – Application
Applications for 2023 are closed. Information for 2024 will be posted in due course.