Andernacher Musiktage

I have the great privilege to be the new artistic director of this unusual and intimate chamber music festival.  The unique atmosphere of Burg Namedy, the warmhearted hospitality of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern , the enthusiasm and support of the city of Andernach and of its Department of Culture make the yearly „Andernacher Musiktage“ a very special occasion.

In 2018 the musical motto is: 

Hot Music

Would you have thought that Haydn, Dvorak or Schubert wrote works for the Saxophone?

Of course they did not - the Saxophone was invented 1840 by Adolphe Sax - but it is indeed astonishing how wonderful certain excellent transcriptions sound on this instrument, with its extraordinarily rich overtones.

In 2018 we present a highly interesting, varied program. With both saxaphone Quartet and Piano Quartet you will hear favorite chamber music standards as well as unusual and new pieces. And some surprises!

The Grand Finale will be the perfect Spring day at Burg Namedy:
after the Matinee concert at 12 noon on Sunday, enjoy the atmosphere of the Castle, the river, the gardens - accompanied by light music and snacks. In the evening the festive final concert at 5pm which will include an hommage to Leonard Bernstein, whose 100th birthday wqe celbrate this year.

Andernacher Musiktage, May 4-6 2018

Tickets for all concerts: 10 Euro
For tickets:
+49 2632 48625


Friday, May 4, Opening Gala 7pm
Victoria Magnus Mysterium
Joseph Haydn Fuga a due soggetti
Robin Hoffmann Blutiger Schaffner
Gabriel Faure Piano Quartet c minor
Antonin Dvorak „American“ Quartet

Saturday, May 5 In Focus 7pm
RavelSonata for Violin and Piano
Flamenco Improv
Maurice Ravel „La Valse“
Franz Schubert Piano Trio opus 99, B flat major

Sunday, May 5 Matinee 12noon

Erwin Schulhoff „Hot Sonata“
Isaac Albeniz  “Suite espagnole”
Manuel De Falla „Spanish Dance“

Sunday, May 5 Soirée 5pm

Ludwig van Beethoven „Duo für obligate Augengläser
Georges Aperghis „Crosswind“
Ernö von Dohnanyi Serenade
Robert Schumann Klavierquartett
Leonard Bernstein Overture zu „Candide“


Nina Tichman, Klavier
Ariadne Daskalakis, Violine
David Quiggle, Viola
Xenia Jankovic, Violoncello
Fukio Ensemble (Saxophon Quartet)

An interesting article about the festival: