Founded in 1921, the Donaueschingen Music Festival is the oldest festival for contemporary music and takes place every year in the small German town of Donaueschingen. This year, from the 15th to the 17th of October, the Donaueschingen Music Festival is devoted to string quartet forms. Three generations and three different cultures of interpretation will be represented by the three string quartets Arditti Quartet from London, Quator Diotima from Paris and the JACK Quartet from New York.
The festival will also feature world and German premieres of 22 works by composers from 15 countries. Among other world premieres, visitors of the festival will be able to experience compositions by Vinko Globokar, Georg Friedrich Haas (“Concerto grosso” for six pianos and small orchestra), Pascal Dusapin and Ivan Wyschnegradsky.
Needless to say, mica – music austria will also be on the spot and represent Austrian composers and their music. The presence at the Donaueschingen festival allows the mica – music austria staff to introduce and promote Austrian music productions, publications, compositions and services to a broader public and make new international contacts.
mica – music austria wants to especially use this oppurtunity to introduce a number of young Austrian composers of contemporary music and has been working hand in hand with these aspiring musicians on folders and cds, which will be presented at the festival.
The detailed information will be provided on brilliant young composers such as Thomas Wally, Julia Purgina, Manuela Kerer, Judith Unterpertinger, Johannes Berauer, Eva Reiter, Simon Vosecek and many more.