Through all these projects the key persons participating have acquired a diverse set of skills in the field of organisation, strategic planning and implementation of student exchange projects, as well as in the field of concert and rehearsal management. In most cases, the corresponding schools are in charge of concert organisation and financial conduct. Particularly, the organisation of international projects since 2006 has enabled these key persons to gain valuable experiences, which may prove to be a valuable asset for the planned project. Apart from this, all these key persons teach music at the participating schools and are therefore directly integrated in the artistic process, being given the opportunity to contribute their skills in the field of choral and orchestral conducting at their best. 

Transnational Project Meetings:

11th – 13th October 2016 at Prague (M1)

1st – 2nd Juni 2017 at Prague (M3)

10th – 12th January 2018 at Linz (M2)

1st - 3rd December 2017 at Linz (M4)

The following key persons take part in the exchange programme:

Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium, ORG der Diözese Linz

Dr. Mag. et Mgr. Jitka Kopřivová
Projectleader, Projectidea

Jitka Kopřivová studied at Charles University in Prague, the Orff Institute, as well as music and instrumental pedagogy at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She works as a music and singing teacher at the Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium and also as a project teacher at Charles University in Prague. During her studies she gained experience as a solo and ensemble singer. Her studies were funded by “VIZE 97” a scholarship of former presidential couple Dagmar and Václav Havel and Carl Orff Foundation. She is vice-president of the Czech Orff Society.
Dr. Michael Wruss
Project coordinator, Art supervisor

Michael Wruss is an alumnus of the Musikgymnasium Linz (Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium). He studied musicology, theatre studies, German philology and philosophy at the Universities of Vienna and Oxford and as well music theory and composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since the academic year 1996/97 he has been teaching music theory, music history, analysis and choir at the Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium / Musikgymnasium Linz. He is also working as a music critic for the Upper Austrian newspaper OÖ Nachrichten and is regularly invited as a judge to various competitions and juries (Prima la musica, Landeskulturpreis, and others).
Mag. Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Artistically guarantor of project

Wolfgang Mayrhofer studied music pedagogy and orchestral conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum University. Working as a music educator and choir conductor at the Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium, he was charged with the musical direction of the Musikgymnasium and its Mozartchor at this school site in 1997. In 1983 he founded the Linzer Jeunesse Chor, a choir consisting of alumni of the Musikgymnasium. He is responsible for numerous successful choir productions with both choirs at home and abroad, and often appears as a conductor himself. In 2008 he was awarded the „Kunstwürdigungspreis“, the highest music award of the city of Linz, and in 2015 the „Brucknerpreis“ of the Bertil-Östbo foundation for specific services to the maintenance of Anton Bruckner’s heritage.
Mag. Eduard Würzburger
Art supervisor

Eduard Würzburger started his music career at the age of seven at the Bruckner-Konservatorium Linz as a student of Prof. Franz Wall (violin), where he also took piano and trumpet classes in the following years. Entering the Musikgymnasium Linz, he switched to viola. He repeatedly took part in projects with Mozartchor Linz, the Jeunesse Orchestra Linz, and Ensemble Aktuell, directed by Franz Welser-Möst. In 1993, he started studying music in Vienna, passing his studies with distinction. He played solo performances with composer Otto M. Zykan at the Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus and the Berliner Philharmonie. Apart from various musical activities, he is a music teacher at the Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium in Linz.
Mag. Gerda Hack
Language support

Gerda Hack, born in Steyr, Upper Austria. She studied Geman and Romance philology at the University of Salzburg and has been teaching German and Italian at the Adalbert Stifter Gymnasium since 1982.
Edeltraud Ganhör
Project economist


Gymnázium a Hudební škola hl. m. Prahy

Mgr. Jakub Waldmann
Project coordinator, Art supervisor

Jakub Waldmann graduated from the HAMU (Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. He was Member of the double bass group of the Czech Philharmonic, Director of the Czech Chamber Orchestra and Chair of the Committee "The Independent Association of Performing Artists Integram". He has been engaged in the "World Orchestra for Peace" under the leadership of Valery Gergiev. Currently, as Deputy Director of the GMHS, he is in charge of Arts Education in the school.
MgA. Ladislav Cigler
Artistically guarantor of project

Conductor Ladislav Cigler (1971) graduated from the Conservatoire, main subject violin – horn. He studied conducting with Professor Radomil Eliška at the HAMU (Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts) by distance learning. He works as a teacher at the Basic School Na Popelce in Prague 5, where he leads, in addition to the symphony orchestra, also the chamber orchestra and the string ensemble. At the GMHS he has worked as Conductor of the symphony orchestra since 1997.
Mgr. Monika Nedbalová
Language support, Projectmanager

Monika Nedbalová studied German and Czech language and literature at the Charles University in Prague. During her studies, she spent one year at the University of Regensburg. She is interested in Austrian-German-Czech relations, she has for example participated on the DAAD project “Europa macht Schule” (Europe makes school), where she acquainted German students with Czech culture and traditions. She also engages in teaching Czech language to foreigners, is a member of the “Association of teachers of Czech as a foreign language” (AOTOCAAFL). Furthermore, she teaches German and facilitates organization of international student exchanges at the Gymnasium and music-school of Prague.
Blanka Blahová
Graphic, visual and audio-visual documentation of the project

Blanka Blahova graduated from the Secondary Technical School of Civil Engineering in Opava. She has been committed to photography and processing of graphic materials all her life. Since 2004 she has been responsible for the aesthetic quality of the inside of the school building of the Grammar and Music School of the City of Prague. She has designed a wide range of brochures and visual materials to advertise this exceptional institution. In the project EUMPS she is working on the project dissemination and documentation of concerts and students' meetings.
Ing. Zuzana Kroulíková
Project economist