Dear Festival Friends

The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival at the Jewish Museum Berlin (2013)
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Monika Rittershaus

The Seventeenth Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem was a great success, despite the many difficulties resulting from the military operation in Gaza which came to an end just before the start of the festival. Most of the artists from abroad and from Israel did not cancel their participation and demonstrated true friendship.

This cannot be taken for granted; we must remember that the artists appear voluntarily, for no fee, and were thus expressing the friendship and love they feel towards the Festival and to Jerusalem.

Our excellent audience came too, filling the hall for all performances, including two wonderful Friday evening concerts.

Now we are looking forward to the next Festival, the eighteenth, which will take place from 3-12 September 2015. The two themes this year will be Beethoven’s string quartets and the music of European composers who came to the United States, such as Dvořák, Mahler, Bartók, Stravinsky and many more. Preparations are in progress and we promise you a rich and interesting festival.

In the meanwhile, we are continuing the tradition established some years ago by producing a ‘mini-festival’ of six concerts at the Jewish Museum in Berlin which will take place this year from 17-23 April.

Berlin Festival programme:

Wishing everyone a healthy and fruitful 2015
The Festival management