© Hanna Naske

Am 17. Oktebruar (AT)

SON // 07-14-2019

The soundscapes of Elisabeth Naske’s new children’s songs are diverse, imaginative, and colourful – like the pages of a picture book.

Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei (IT)

FRI // 07-26-2019

In the huge panorama of vocal music in Sardinia, this group occupies a top level place for the peculiarities of its repertoire, which embraces both forms of the vocal tradition of Orosei: the secular one “a tenore” and the sacred one “a cuncordu”.

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© Antonio Farris
©Theresa Pewal

David Six (AT)

THU // 07-18-2019

“The depth that David Six explores and uncovers in his piano music is highly impressive! Sitting across from comments of virtuosity, design and background, the source of ‘real’ music is conveyed!” (Christoph Cech, composer) David (1985), grown up in a family rooted in Austrian Folk music, started out playing classical piano at the age of six.

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Ernst Reijseger (NL)

FRI // 07-26-2019

Born in Naarden (NL) in 1954, Reijseger started playing cello at the age of seven. At the Conservatory of Amsterdam his teacher Anner Bijlsma encouraged him to follow his own path in order to develop his musical vocabulary.

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© Krijn van Noordwijk
©Ina Aydogan

Golnar & Mahan (IR)

SAT // 07-13-2019

Golnar Shahyar and Mahan Mirarab have been two inseparable musical partners since they first met in Vienna in 2011. They are songwriters who specialize in blending jazz with oriental folk elements, odd meter polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban music, etc and have created a new way of story telling in which the lyrics, mostly in Farsi, and the compositions go hand in hand.

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Helmut Wittmann (AT)

TUE // 07-16-2019

Helmut Wittmann, born in 1959, certified cinema operator, game inventor, castle secretary, book seller, writer, and farmhand lives in the Fischereck house at the foot of the legendary Kasberg mountain in Almtal valley, Upper Austria.

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© Herbert Raffalt
© Julia Wesely

Hotel Palindrone (AT)

FRI // 07-19-2019

For more than two decades the Austrian band HOTEL PALINDRONE has inspired critics and listeners. From Malysia to Spain, from Scotland to Lithuania, from Italy to Sweden, from Mexico to Greece, from France to India.

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Ille C. Gebeshuber (AT)

WED // 07-24-2019

Ille C. Gebeshuber is expert in Nanotechnology, Biomimetics and Tribology. Her approach to science is wide and holistic, and inherently trans- and interdisciplinary, bridging over to biology, the arts and the social sciences. 2017 she was elected 'Austrian of the Year' (m/f) in the category 'Research'.

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© Lukas Beck
© Mats Lefvert

Lena Willemark (SE)

SAT // 07-27-2019

For decades, Lena Willemark has been a central figure on the Swedish folk music scene, constantly crossing boundaries between musical genres as a vocalist. With her, she carries unique musical treasures that have been handed on to her by her masters.

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Love Tree Ensemble (AT & Europa)

FRI // 07-12-2019

Eleven outstanding musicians from all over Europe invite you to experience astonishing facets of European folk music in an extraordinary concert. After all, in 2018 Europe is celebrating its diverse cultural traditions – and the motto chosen by the EU is ‘Sharing Heritage’.

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© Ard Jongsma
© Severin Koller

Martin Ptak (AT)

THU // 07-25-2019

River Tales is the new album from Austrian composer, trombonist and pianist Martin Ptak. The album follows Martin’s previous solo record, Twilight Street, released in 2012. River Tales is available now via celebrated classical/compositional label Col Legno.

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Neuberger Wirtshaustrio (AT)

SUN // 07-21-2019

Traude, Hubert Holzer, and Martin Veitschegger are blood-related – and undeniably so! They started (un)intentionally in Neuberg in 2009, and have since been singing about dumplings, tranquil rural Sundays, about the Veitschers...

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© Stephan Mussil
© Stephan Mussil

Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln (AT)

SUN // 07-21-2019

The Neuen Wiener Concert Schrammeln play Schrammel music in its most genuine form, yet in today’s guise. Countless old “Weana Tanz“ and Marches serve as inspiration and source for new work.

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Roland Neuwirth & radio.string.quartet (AT)

SUN // 07-21-2019

It was 19 months and 4 days after Roland Neuwirth had retired from the stage (and from the Extremschrammeln) when a friend asked him to play one more time at the festival he was organising.

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© Andreas Koepp
© Clemens Fabry

Schrammel & Die Jazz (AT)

SUN // 07-21-2019

Based on Peter Havlicek’s CD that he published in 2013, the three instrumentalists explore the musical relationships and supplement rare duets of harmonica and violin with the contrasting profoundness of the contra guitar.

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Shake Stew (AT)

SAT // 07-20-2019

SHAKE STEW is Austria‘s jazz band of the hour. After playing more than 25 gigs during the first months since premiering at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2016 and selling out their first record „The Golden Fang“ within half a year, ...

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© Andreas Waldschuetz
© Reinhard Winkler

Zsófia Boros (HU)

THU // 07-18-2019

Zsófia Boros’ guitar playing is subtle and restrained, accompanied by a melancholy grace. As the subtleness of her playing unfolds, the attentive listener perceives its quiet virtuosity.

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