The International Music Academy Orpheus Vienna carries on the idea of an encounter of a “large-scale cultural collaboration”. Together with leading European Universities and Artists of the international musical scene, we are building the connecting lines between the music of the Danube area and the young generation of musicians from South and Central Europe. In addition to its Master Courses, the Academy presents a Music Festival, including over 15 concerts to take place in the beautiful Mariahilfer Church Vienna, rich in its unique cultural traditions. The highlights are the Concert Performances, with the Camerata Orphica Festival Orchestra having renowned professors and selected students as soloists. The spirit of European tradition, as well as the collaboration between Southeast and Central Europe, is the creative core of our artistic production. We are convinced that our era demands that both composers and performers have a different approach to art than before. Music should play a role in opposing the impending spiritual desert. Our primary concern should be focused on involving in the listener’s consciousness those factors of beauty, humanism and harmony which support all musical material. We hope the Academy will be a small step to the Ideal of humanity and cultural tolerance. We would like to thank all who make the International Music Academy Orpheus possible providing their support and collaboration, and it is our pleasure to welcome all professors and students!