Highlights of the 27th SummerMusicAcademy 2019

Friday & Saturday, 26th & 27th of July 2019

Final Concerts

Standing ovations at the first of three final concerts! The International Academy Orchestra performed in a sold-out barn with soloist Christoph Eß, conducted by Johannes Klumpp. They were rewarded with thunderous applause. Schubert, Strauß, Nicolai and Brahms have never sounded so beautiful!

Thursday, 25th of July 2019

»Under the microscope«

Brahms’ third symphony under 15 different conductors – Johannes Klumpp explored the influence different interpretations from varying conductors can have on the sound of same piece. Also, special guest Christoph Eß introduced the French horn and its different methods of construction.

Wednesday, 24th of July 2019

Jazznight Open Air

We danced and sang as if there was no tomorrow! Thank you, Huggee Swing Band and Franziska Schuster for making the Jazznight Open Air legendary! If there had been a roof, you would have blown it off!

Tuesday, 23rd of July 2019

Lecture Concert

The sound of Vienna – With colourful images, Johannes Klumpp and the International Academy Orchestra gave their audience insights into the Vienna of Brahms, Strauss, Schubert and Nicolai at the lecture concert.

Monday, 22nd of July 2019

The Exceptional Concert

Techno played on flutes, a violin, a viola, a cello and a piano?! Heck yeah! Spark – the classical Band raised the roof off St. Andrew's church in Hundisburg with their current program »On the Dancefloor«.

Sunday, 21st of July 2019

Walking Concert

The Walking Concert took people not only on a walk through the history of traditional brick making but also through the history of music. The chamber music ensembles – formed by members of this year's International Academy Orchestra – clearly enjoyed playing next to the old bucket-chain dredger, inside the kiln or on the field train.

Saturday, 20th of July 2019

Candlelight Concert

This sold-out concert was solely lit by candles. A thunderstorm was raging outside, while the ensemble “Barockwerk Ost” and accordionist Maciej Frąckiewicz performed pieces ranging from baroque to modern. Lightning and candlelight, paired with the illuminated baroque garden, made for an unforgettable atmosphere.

Friday, 19th July of 2019

Serenade in the Gardens

At the Serenade concert, Johannes Klumpp, the Alinde Quartett, Magdalena Müllerperth and Georg Arzberger filled the White Garden in Haldensleben with the most beautiful music.

Masterclass Podium

Wednesday, 17th of July 2019

The masterclass was a great finale for the seven young trumpet players that Simon Höfele was teaching for the last few days! Thank you for being part of this intense and inspiring master class – you made it a very special one.

Sunday – Wednesday, 14th – 17th of July 2019


For four days, Simon Höfele was teaching seven young trumpet players in the Academy Hall at Hundisburg Castle. They were accompanied by Magdalena Müllerperth.

Saturday, 13th of July 2019


Simon Höfele and Magdalena Müllerperth fascinated a large audience in the full academy hall with works of the blossoming Paris of the beginning of the 20th century.

Photos: Philipp Schmidt