Chamber music under the Schlern mountain
Chamber music under the Schlern mountain
from different eras, from classical to contemporary
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Schlern Music with new impulses


In May 2024, the biennial chamber music festival Schlern Music once again invites its audience to experience works from different eras at unconventional, atmospheric venues in and around Völs am Schlern - fresh, exciting impulses are contributed by the new artistic direction: flautist Chiara Tonelli and the conductor and cellist Philipp von Steinaecker. Perfectly matching the spirit of the festival, they also represent a bridge between Völs am Schlern and the international classical music world. Here, where the two have lived for over 20 years, they will welcome outstanding musicians from their large artistic network around the renowned Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Selected young musicians from the Gustav Mahler Academy Bolzano will also be invited to Völs to play in varying constellations - from string octets to mixed chamber music with woodwinds. The repertoire will evolve through the rehearsal process, but the octets by Mendelssohn and Enescu, string sextets by Tchaikovsky, Korngold and Brahms, the Ravel Quartet, Mozart's chamber music with wind instruments, songs by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, but also an excursion into contemporary music and other genres are certain to await the audience.

Musicians and programs draw their spontaneity and freshness from the pure joy of making music outside a set professional routine. Another important feature of the festival are its ambition to enable encounters between artists and audience and the carefully selected "stages" including individual culinary accents. Völs am Schlern with its many farmers, restaurants and winegrowers provides the perfect setting for this approach of combining locally grown and produced culinary delights with repertoire interpreted by the a charismatic group of internationally acclaimed artists. This atmosphere and the personal friendship between the musicians make every concert unique and is bound to set off a veritable spark. Schlern Music will take place in a variety of picturesque locations between wineries, wine taverns and chapels, it will also include the children of the village by paying a visit to the local elementary school and will traditionally conclude with a festive matinee at Prösels Castle.

Philipp von Steinaecker, who originally trained as a cellist at the New York Juilliard School, has set his focus on conducting for many years, being primarily influenced by Sir John Eliot Gardiner in the Orchester Révolutionaire et Romantique and by Claudio Abbado and also as Abbado's assistant and as Guest conductor in whose orchestra Mozart worked. He has been the artistic curator of the Gustav Mahler Academy Bozen for 10 years, with whose orchestra he led a remarkable performance of Mahler's 9th Symphony on original instruments last year.

Tonelli and von Steinaecker have been living in Prösels for over 20 years and not only spend the time here between their numerous touring and concert engagements - for many years they also organized a chamber music festival with musician friends, an idea that born during their wedding at Schloss Prösels, which was blessed with many musical contributions in the wonderful acoustics of the inner courtyard. With the increasing involvement in other projects and the birth of their daughter, they stopped the chamber music week a few years ago. After repeatedly being asked about it by musician friends and colleagues they gladly accepted their new assignment in the Schlern Music chamber music festival, which was relaunched in its current form a few years ago.

Small venues in front of an amazing landscape

A festival that the participating musicians won't forget in a hurry - because here they swap the usual big stage and brightly lit concert hall for farms, hay barns, chapels, vineyards, a castle and a landscape that is far removed from the continent's cultural metropolises.


Time Place
Wednesday, 08.05.2024
9:00 p.m.
Romantik Hotel Turm | Völs am Schlern
Thursday, 09.05.2024
9:00 p.m.
Stanglerhof | St. Konstantin
Friday, 10.05.2024
5:00 p.m.
Peterbühl Chapel | Völs am Schlern
Friday, 10.05.2024
6:00 p.m.
Huberhof - Heustadl | Völs am Schlern
Friday, 10.05.2024 9:00 p.m.
Huberhof - Heustadl | Völs am Schlern
Saturday, 11.05.2024
11:00 a.m.
Völser Weiher lake
Saturday, 11.05.2024 12:00 noon
Edelansitz Zimmerlehen |  Obervöls
Saturday, 11.05.2024 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Heubad | Völs am Schlern
Sunday, 12.05.2024
11:00 a.m.
Prösels Castel | Prösels
All concerts are free of charge!

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