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“The SUMMA CUM LAUDE International Youth Music Festival once again brings young people from all over the world to Austria to communicate in the language of music and come to understand each other better. I am very pleased that the SUMMA CUM LAUDE Festival has already secured its place among the European music festivals, presenting a diverse and inspiring program each year. On that note, I warmly welcome the young artists and wish everyone involved great success and very pleasant memories to take home with them from Austria.”
Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria

“Notes are building bridges - Art and music significantly contribute to mutual appreciation between people from different countries and cultures. With a view to globalised culture, communication and entertainment cultural differences and the diversity of regional cultures are important assets. The Summa Cum Laude Festival allows young people from five continents to meet and build bridges by creating and experiencing music together. I am happy to support this event and wish all the participants a successful festival.”
Dr. Claudia Schmied, Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture

“The concert last night was spectacular and a huge hit with our more than 400 students from 45 different countries… A wonderful end to a memorable night! The most beautiful thing though is that there were students that were in tears.”
Kelly McSween, Deputy Director - International Programs Congressional Youth Leadership Council, Washington D.C.

“I wanted to thank you for an incredible experience that our choir had in Vienna! It is hard to express the joy, excitement, sense of accomplishment and pride our children felt after we left Vienna. It certainly was an experience of a life time for them (and for us too!) Thank you once more for all your hard work and for making our stay such a remarkable experience.”
Rita McLeod, Saskatoon Children‘s Choir Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada