New Austrian Sound of Music

The New Austrian Sound of Music presents up-and-coming Austrian music ensembles that give courage for the future.

Young sound from Austria: The New Austrian Sound of Music reflects the diversity of the modern Austrian music scene and makes sure that the whole world hears about it. Twenty-five young, up-and-coming ensembles were selected for the Foreign Ministry’s support programme in cooperation with the Austrian Music Information Centre mica and local music universities: five acts each in the genres of classical music, jazz, world music, new music and pop.

As a starting platform, NASOM gives musicians the chance to present themselves worldwide and to build a network. In the next two years they will receive increased support from the Austrian Cultural Forums, Embassies and Consulates General, in the form of organized concerts or recommendations to foreign organizers.

NASOM was initiated in 2002 by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and has developed into a very successful Austrian music brand in 17 years. This is proven by more than 430 concerts with NASOM artists in over 65 countries in 2018.

Even if there are no concerts and events taking place at the moment, the sound cloud accounts of the music ensembles give a foretaste of what is yet to come. The NASOM programme will run for two years and will be continued in full swing as soon as possible. Here are the NASOM artists and ensembles of the last years.

The NASOM Program

NASOM Artists 2020/21

NASOM 2020/2021; Concert on September 29th at Jazzclub Porgy & Bess