About the Festival
A lively spirit of innovation, musical vitality and fascinating performance venues contribute to the unique atmosphere of the Moritzburg Festival. Founded in 1993 by Kai Vogler, Peter Bruns and Jan Vogler, whose inspiration was the famous “Marlboro Festival” in the USA, the Moritzburg Festival considers itself a laboratory for musical experimentation while also offering a home to excellence. Under the artistic directorship of the world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler it has established itself as one of the world’s leading chamber music festivals.
Every August, internationally renowned soloists and outstanding young artists from all over the world meet in Moritzburg near Dresden. Surrounded by idyllic nature they work on new interpretations of chamber music pieces, presenting them in transitional ensembles which are unique and exclusive to the Moritzburg Festival.
As outstanding musicality must be safeguarded for the future, the Festival is very concerned about the support for rising young artists. Since the founding of the Moritzburg Festival Academy in 2006, young musicians have had the opportunity to intensely work on joint programs, introducing themselves to a broader audience in various concert formats.
The Moritzburg Festival has also recorded numerous prize-winning CDs.