Concert in Göttweig - "Musik, die verbindet" (Interreg)

Festive concert in Göttweig Abbey as the final act of a successful Interreg cooperation between the University of Continuing Education and Masaryk University

The Austrian-Czech cooperation project "Music that connects" was brought to a close on May 31, 2022 with a concert by ensembles from Krems and Brno. Works by musicians who worked in the region of today's Austrian-Czech border area in the last centuries were performed. Among them were Beethoven, Pichl, Hala, Paradeiser, J. Strauss, Schubert and Dvorak.

Among the delegation from Masaryk University Brno was the recently elected Vice-Rector Martin Kvizda, who was welcomed to Stift Göttweig by the Head of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Eva Maria Stöckler.

The concert was preceded by scientific lectures by scholars from Krems and Brno, who presented their research on cross-border musical creation.

The goal of the EU-funded* Interreg project "Music that connects" was the exemplary presentation of musical relations between Austria and today's Czech Republic using the example of selected composers who either emigrated to Austria in the period from the 18th to the 20th century or worked musically in Austria for a longer period of time (the so-called "Czech musical emigration") or who, coming from Austria, have a close musical or personal connection to the Czech Republic.

Both the final concert and the concerts that had already been held in Brno and Telč as part of the cooperation were aimed at communicating the scientific findings to a broader public.

The conclusion of the project was considered a complete success by all participants. There are plans for further cooperation in the future.


Masaryk University University for Continuing Education
Martin Kvizda Eva Maria Stöckler
Svatava Kalná Günter Stummvoll
Vladimír Richter Severin Endelweber
Petr Hala Sophie Kolarz-Löschberger
Zuzana Hochelová Gregor Reinberg
Tomáš Svoboda Bertin Christelbauer
  Eva-Maria Bauer

* This project (KPF-02-181) was financed by the European Regional Development Fund, within the project Small Projects Fund, Interreg VA Program Austria-Czech Republic.

Detailed information on Interreg Project HUSPO "Musik, die verbindet" (German)
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