Associations and patron

The foundations of the tyrolean chamber orchestra InnStrumenti

Prof. Dr. Franz Fischler


“It is an honour for me to be the patron of the Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra InnStrumenti, which was founded more than 25 years ago. InnStrumenti is now not only the second largest orchestra in Tyrol, but also the most active orchestra in the field of premières of orchestral works in Austria, which is why it can certainly be described as a cultural success story. Don’t miss out on the high-quality concerts and innovative ideas of the Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra and let’s continue to build bridges between people, generations, musical genres, artists and listeners together.”

Prof. Dr Franz Fischler, patron of the Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra Innstrumenti

InnStrumenti Tyrol

The Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti association was founded in 1997 and the current board was (re-)elected at the general assembly on 1 May 2024: Chairman is the artistic director Gerhard Sammer, deputy chairman is Werner Hangl, managing director Thomas Steinbrucker is treasurer, deputy treasurer is Barbara Matzagg, secretary is Klex Wolf and deputy secretary is Stephanie Treichl. Rita Gasser and Klaus Telfser have made themselves available as auditors.

From left to right: Astrid Kratzik, Paula Mair, Angelika Ennemoser and Alfons Steiner

InnStrumenti South Tyrol

The partner association Kammerorchester InnStrumenti Südtirol VFG organises several concert projects in South Tyrol every year under the leadership of President Paula Mair, particularly with the strong involvement of South Tyrolean musicians and composers. The association particularly supports the promotion of young musicians and soloists, concerts for children and young people, as well as orchestral music in general.

The focus is on

  • Concert and performance activities
  • Promoting young talent in the field of music
  • Concert music education for all age groups
  • Concerts for schoolchildren
  • Promotion of new music through concerts, commissions etc.
  • Production of sound recordings
  • Cooperation with other cultural associations in the country
  • Cross-border cooperation with like-minded organisations
  • The management and organisation of charity and festive events with musical content

The founding members are Paula Mair (president), Alfons Steiner (deputy), Luise Wörnhart, Astrid Kratzik (secretary), Greti Innerhofer, Klaus Telfser and Angelika Ennemoser (treasurer). The artistic advisor is Gerhard Sammer.