Mozart Monument Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) started to receive his musical education from his father at age four. At the age of five he was presented as an infant prodigy and performed his first musical tour through Europe. Mozart's career was closely linked to the city of Vienna. Aged six, he performed for the Austrian royals at Schönnbrunn Palace and enchanted Empress Maria Theresia and her family with his talent. On this tour through Europe it became clear that Mozart was not only an excellent performer, but was also interested in composing music. His first Sonatas were published when he was nine. Mozart moved to Vienna in 1781, aged 25.