On September 15, 2021, at 7 p.m., our foundation’s scholarship recipients Adele-Marie Schäfer and Wilhelmine Freytag will give a concert together with Saxon prize winners of the national competition “Jugend musiziert” in the baroque castle of Oberlichtenau.
The concert is part of Saxony’s youngest classical music festival, the Chamber Music Festival Oberlausitz, Upper Lusatia, which will take place for the second time from September 10 to 17, 2021. In 7 concerts at 6 different castles and churches, more than 30 international classical music stars will perform in this festival. The line-up of artist stars includes violist Nils Mönkemeyer, concertmaster of the Hessian Radio Orchestra Florin Iliescu, the internationally acclaimed piano duo Ariane Haering & Ardita Statovci, St. Nicholas Cantor Lucas Pohle from Leipzig, a chamber choir of the Dresden Kreuzchor (“Crucians”), and the two renowned chamber orchestras Thüringer Bach Collegium and l’arte del mondo.
The festival motto “Encounters” stands for musical journeys of discovery with rarely performed compositions, presented by extraordinary artists in varied ensembles.
Festival venues are the cultural-historical “Pearls of Upper Lusatia”, among others the castles Milkel (municipality of Radibor), Gröditz (city of Weißenberg), Kuppritz (municipality of Hochkirch) and Königshain (municipality of Königshain), the baroque castle Oberlichtenau (city of Pulsnitz), the Zinzendorf castle Berthelsdorf (city of Herrnhut) as well as the Lutheran church Baruth (municipality of Malschwitz). In addition, the famous Saxonian piano manufactory C. Bechstein (municipality of Seifhennersdorf) opens its doors for two guided tours.
The Chamber Music Festival Upper Lusatia is musically enriched by cooperations with the international chamber music festival Krzyzowa-Music (Kreisau/Poland), the Kommen und Gehen – Sechsstädtebundfestival, the Saxon Music Council, the Sorbian National Ensemble and the Carl Bechstein Foundation.