The Austria Barock Kulturinstitut (Austrian Baroque Cultural Institute) was founded in 2004 by Martin Haselböck, Stefan Schennach and Petra Draxl. The Austria Barock Kulturinstitut took over the activities of the Attersee Barock Akademie, which has been found in 1990 by Martin Haselböck.
- training activities for young musicians in the field of baroque music: instrument courses (i.e. the academy orchestra), vocal courses (i.e. the baroque singing) and organ courses.
The Austrian Barock Cultural Institute is a Non-Profit Organization. The legal framework is the “Verein”- Association.
The Head office is settled in Wien, Praterstraße 66/Stg. 1/73b, in a common office with other cultural organizations like the “Orchester Wiener Akademie” and the “daphne music & arts consulting”.
The Budgetary Resources available per year (in the last three years) are on the average around 70.000 €.
The Austrian Barock Kulturinstitut, as association for the promotion of historical play and historical performance practice, has among its main topics to connect and put together people coming from all parts of Europe, East-Europe and beyond, giving them the possibility of improving their skills in an intercultural atmosphere, under the expert guidance of professional musicians.
Master courses, scholarship for national and foreign young musicians, advanced qualification classes and seminars, as well as lectures and musical awards, represent the major means through which the highest artistic quality of the Austria Barock Akdemie is displayed.
• The Austria Baroque Academy Gmunden: master courses and summer courses with international participants and teachers.
• The Austria Baroque Academy Moskau, in collaboration with the Tschaikovsky University of Moscow, the Gnesin-Music-Academy and the Austria Cultural Forum Moskau.
• The Austria Baroque Academy Belgrade, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Embassy in Belgrade and the University of Belgrade: Master Courses, Advanced Training Classes and Courses for beginners, for students coming from the Ex-Yugoslavia and Albania.
• ABA Music Awards, financed by Telekom Austria: public competition in the three musical field of “vocal“, “instrumental“ and “ensemble”.
• International concerts and performances, The Academy’s program is rounded off by numerous concerts and performances given by the lecturers.