Founded in 1992, the University Orchestra consists mostly of students, affiliates and graduates of the Karl-Franzens University and Graz University of Technology. Every year two concerts are held in the hall of the Karl-Franzens University, with concerts also taking place at Graz University of Technology since 2015. There are also concerts in various major towns in Styria, as part of other musical projects, and regular concerts in other countries.
When I first began studying at TU Graz, I tried to find other musicians and a community sharing my interests – and I found it in the Graz University Orchestra. Thanks to numerous projects, trips and get-togethers after rehearsals, I soon made friends outside of my course. Playing challenging works and regular rehearsals keep me in practice on the viola. But I can also contribute in other respects too, being responsible for promotion and the layout of the programme booklet. This allows me to use and expand the skills that I have learnt in my architecture course in graphic design. The unique aspect of this orchestra is that everyone shares the passion for making music together, from first-years to university professors. Just as in planning and building architecture, an orchestra relies on listening and following a joint goal.
Are you a dedicated amateur musician? Do you want to demonstrate your talent in the Graz University Orchestra? Then register for a short audition (max. 5 to 10 minutes, a piece of your choice). Refer to the website of the Graz Universitäty Orchestra for more information about audition dates, details about auditioning, the registration procedure, and rehearsals.