Mozart communities - all over the world
Roughly 100 Mozart associations worldwide have as their common goal the cultivation and dissemination of Mozart's musical heritage through a variety of activities. Artistic and scholarly collaborations relating to the life and works of Mozart whether in a concert setting or fostering one of the numerous Mozart sites are primary focus of these organizations.
The activities of these groups network with the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg and culminate in the annual meeting of Mozart Associations in Salzburg.
Greek Mozart Community
Greek Mozart Community (GMS)
The Greek Mozart Society (GMS) was founded by Loris Margaritis around
Loris Margaritis admired and immortalised by Thomas Mann in his novel "Das Wunderkind", was a distinguished Greek composer, performer and music-educator and carried on the tradition of Liszt. He was a student of Bernhard Stavenhangen and for many years prominent member of the Mozarteum Institution.
Main focuses of the societies' activities are the continuation of Mozart's spirituality and the Weimar Classic ideals as well as the dissemination of musical works and ideas of Viennese Classic. In addition the society keeps attention on the interdependency between the neo hellenic and romantic philhellenic horizons and offers new productive ways of approaching musical traditions in the technological age. Another common ground is the bridge over of time and space through innovative ways of music interpretation and initiatives and the support of new ideas by rediscovering traditions and bringing them forward.
Personalities of international reputation from the academic, political and art spheres were connected with the Greek Mozart Society before and after Second World War. During the last decade
In 2006, the year of
An additional highlight with a great acceptance was the realisation of advanced multimedia and media productions based on Mozart's life and his works in cooperation with the Greek Parliament's Television.