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Moritzburg Festival

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A lively spirit of innovation, musical dynamism and fascinating venues characterize the unique atmosphere of the Moritzburg Festival.

Founded in 1993 by Kai Vogler, Peter Bruns and Jan Vogler in the style of the famous "Marlboro Festival" (USA), the Moritzburg Festival sees itself as both an experimental laboratory and a centre of excellence. Under the artistic direction of cellist Jan Vogler, it has established itself as one of the most renowned chamber music festivals in the world.

In its 32nd year, the Moritzburg Festival for Chamber Music is also reinventing itself: under the artistic direction of cellist Jan Vogler, a total of 19 events are planned from 2 to 18 August 2024. Against the stunning backdrop of Moritzburg Castle and Park, 27 international soloists from different generations will celebrate the diversity of chamber music literature with captivating interpretations. The audience can also look forward to new formats such as the Tango Night (16 August) or a musical double evening in the church and on the castle terrace including a tour of the castle (10 August). This year's festival commission, a string octet by Benjamin Scheer, will be premiered at the closing concert (18 August). Alongside popular festival artists such as Mira Wang, Kai Vogler (violin), Ulrich Eichenauer (viola) and Jan Vogler (violoncello), Stefan Dohr (horn), Raphaël Sévère (clarinet), Martin James Bartlett (piano), Kristine and Margarita Balanas (violin and violoncello) will make their debut in Moritzburg. 

The Moritzburg Festival Academy, under the direction of violinist Mira Wang, will once again rehearse an extensive programme of chamber music and orchestral literature during the festival. At the Proschwitz Music Picnic (11 August) and the Serenata di Moritzburg (12 August), the highly talented academy members from all over the world will first perform chamber music. Under the direction of chief conductor Josep Caballé Domenech, they will present themselves as the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra on 17 August with a symphonic programme at the Kulturpalast Dresden and on tour at the Konzerthaus Berlin and the König Albert Theater Bad Elster. To mark the 160th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birth, the evening at the Kulturpalast will focus on two of his early works: the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major op. 11 and the Romance for Violoncello and Orchestra in F major - with Stefan Dohr and Jan Vogler as soloists.

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Kammermusikfestival Schloß Moritzburg e.V.
Lockwitzer Str. 4
01219 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0) 351 / 810 54 95
Website: www.moritzburgfestival.de

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