A lively spirit of innovation, musical dynamism and fascinating venues characterize the unique atmosphere of the Moritzburg Festival.
Every year in August soloists from the international music scene and outstanding young artists from all over the world meet in the idyllic Moritzburg near Dresden. Here they work together on new interpretations of chamber music works and present them in dynamically changing formations that can only be experienced at the Moritzburg Festival.
The programmes of the festival reflect the versatility of chamber music literature and focus intensively on contemporary compositions. Since 1997, the Moritzburg Festival has awarded the position of composer-in-residence, which has been filled in recent years by composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Sofia Gubaidulina, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jörg Widmann.
But excellent musicality must also be secured for the future. Promoting young talent is therefore an important concern of the Moritzburg Festival. With the founding of the Moritzburg Festival Academy in 2006, young musicians have the opportunity to work intensively on joint programmes and present themselves to a wide audience in different concert formats.