The Highlights of the
25th SummerMusicAcademy 2017

Final concerts

Friday until Sunday, 4th until 6th August 2017

Two weeks flew by … The Final Concerts of the International Academy Orchestra concluded the 25th SMA. Photos: Philipp Schmidt

»Unter der Lupe«

Thursday, 3rd August 2017

How do human beings form a homogenous organism, an orchestra? Johannes Klumpp addressed this question in his lecture on Thursday, together with members of the International Academy Orchestra Hundisburg Castle. Photo: Philipp Schmidt


Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

At the old brickworks, Django Deluxe and Polina Vita brought legends like Django Reinhardt back to life, combined with their own pieces – »Gypsy Swing 2017!« Photos: Philipp Schmidt

Lecture Concert

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

In yesterday's Lecture Concert the International Academy Orchestra played excerpts of the programme of the Final Concerts. Conductor Johannes Klumpp gave insight into the music of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Brahms's Second Piano Concerto. Photo: Philipp Schmidt

The Exceptional Concert

Monday, 31st July 2017

Impressions from the Exceptional Concert — Yxalag made their enthusiastic audience sing!
Photo: Philipp Schmidt

Walking Concert

Sunday, 30th July 2017

In the Walking Concerts the audience explored six locations all over the castle: the barn, bat cave, loggia, »Kaiser« stairwell, attic, and the fireplace room. Fotos: Philipp Schmidt

Concert by Candlelight

Saturday, 29th July 2017

The audience was captivated by the stunning performances of pianist Magdalena Müllerperth and mezzo-soprano Geneviève Tschumi, accompanied by cembalist/pianist Tilmann Albrecht, in a stunningly lit hall. Photos: Philipp Schmidt

Opening Concert

Friday, 28th July 2017

Photo: Philipp Schmidt


Thursday, 28th July 2017

It's that time of year again when the conductor picks up the viola … The »Vorabend« concert set the scene for the festival. We would like to thank the musicians of the International Academy Orchestra, the wonderful audience and, of course, our partner Hotel Behrens! Photos: Philipp Schmidt

»Podium 4 mal 15«

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

What a great finale to the masterclasses by Armida Quartett! In »Podium 4 mal 15« the participating string quartets presented the results of their hard work in a sold-out concert at Villa Albrecht. Photos: Philipp Schmidt

Meisterkurs für Streichquartette

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

After three intense days of masterclasses with the Armida Quartett the string quartets will present pieces they worked on at »Podium 4 mal 15«. Photos: Philipp Schmidt

Masterclass for String Quartets

Monday, 24th July 2017

First impressions of the masterclass for string quartets with the Armida Quartett. Photos: Philipp Schmidt