Bayreuth piano festival

Armstrong Kit im Opernhaus Bayreuth © Andreas Harbach

Kit Armstrong plays on July 24th at the UNESCO world heritage site, the margravian opera house Bayreuth - a highlight of the 17th Bayreuth piano festival.

Another one is the program of the Turkish pianist Ece Demirci on August 12th. She combines classical Turkish piano music with Rachmaninow`s Corelli variations! Young stars stand traditionally in the center of this small Bayreuth festival: beginning at the end of June with the master students from Karlsruhe, the prize winning concerts of the Pianale Fulda, the European chamber music competition Karlsruhe and the international Liszt piano contests Utrecht and Weimar-Bayreuth.

Latter will naturally be performed on the Steingaeber Liszt grand piano from 1873, in the rococo hall of the historic Steingraeber house. Since the beginning of 2019 a bridge spans from there to the modern chamber music hall, where all other concerts take place. This new cultural floor also has a piano museum.

“LEUBALD”, the play by Richard Wagner with live piano music, is back on the program at festival time. The piano festivals ends at the end of August with concerts at the festival of young artists.

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Monday – Friday:
09:00 – 19:00
09:00 – 16:00
Sunday and Holidays:
10:00 -14:00
(May 1st  – October 31st)