The Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1981 by the violinist Gidon Kremer who also headed it until 2011. Since 2012, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt has been responsible for the Festival's artistic direction. The internationally renowned and respected Music Festival is staged every July at Lockenhaus Castle and the town’s baroque Parish Church of St. Nicolas. The programme includes classical concerts with high-level musicians.
Gidon Kremer’s intention was to play music at a high level together with a couple of friends away from large stages and in an intimate setting. The illustrious meeting evolved into a Festival, yet never losing sight of its original idea: Meeting friends and playing music with joy.
This basic premise has remained unchanged under the direction of Nicolas Altstaedt. Parish Church or knights’ castle: In any case, the audience is in for impressive concerts.
DATE 2022: from 7th to 16th July 2021