About the Orchestra

We are a philharmonic youth orchestra open to young musicians being in their academic education and aged between 18 and 27 years old. Our Philharmonic Orchestra focuses on the repertoire of classic music of the outgoing 19th and beginning of the 20th century.Learn More

Academies & Concert Tours

Every second year Animato Foundation is inviting music students who have passed successfully the admission process to the Animato Academy and to become a member of the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Animato Foundation” of the respective year.
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Admission & Auditions

Depending on your application way and your instrument the overall Admission Process is different: Please read the following guidelines carefully and ask the Animato Team if you need clarifications. We are always available to help you through the process.Learn More

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What Participants Say

“Through this tour, I learned much about European culture and also learn to communicate with different people from different background”
Orchestra Member, 2014
“Great Concert Tour and halls where most of them I played for the first time; I was really excited. “
Orchestra Member, 2012
“It was a big challenge and I am proud of myself that I did it.”
Orchestra Member, 2012
“Die Macht des Schicksals” donnerte und tobte daher, als die aus mehr als achtzig Studierender verschiedener europäischer Universitäten bestehende Philharmonie der Animato-Stiftung sich dem Publikum mit der Ouverture aus Verdis gleichnamiger oper vorstellte: Da wurde begeistert und konzentriert musiziert, sehr mächtig und klangvoll.”
Music critic, Salzburg, November 2008

Enjoy our Music!


5. Satz der Symphonie fantastique (Songe d’une nuit de sabbat) von Hector Berlioz

Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Smetana Hall, Prague
29th October 2014

4. D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Reduta, Bratislava
27th October 2012

3. S.W. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op. 43

Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Soloist: Claire Huangci
Stefaniensaal, Graz
31st October 2010

2. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Smetana Hall, Prague
7th November 2008

1. M.I: Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla

Conductor: Ralf Weikert
Kulturhaus Wien, Vienna
14th October 2006


D. Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, op.47

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Pictures from our Concert Tour 2014

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