Friedemann Weigle at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, June 21, 2015

Concerning the death of Friedemann Weigle

We were deeply shocked to receive the news that Friedemann Weigle, violist of the Artemis Quartet, has passed away. The quartet expresses their great loss in the following statement:

»Friedemann Weigle left us last weekend after a long battle with illness. With his death, Vineta Sareika, Gregor Sigl and Eckart Runge have lost a colleague, companion and friend; the music world has lost a wonderful, inspiring and extraordinary person, musician and teacher. For 30 years, Friedemann Weigle was one of the most important figures of the international string quartet scene and a passionate, devoted mentor. He was a founding member of the Petersen Quartett, of which he was the violist for twenty years. Friedemann Weigle had contributed to the distinctive sound of the Artemis Quartett since 2007.«

Since 1996, Friedemann Weigle has been a regular guest at the Schubertiade as a member of the Petersen and Artemis Quartet. We will dearly miss him and would like to offer our condolences to his family and friends.

July 7, 2015

2016 Schubertiade Season announced

The 2016 Schubertiade programme is now available in print and on our website. At present, ticket orders for 2016 can be submitted in written form (i.e. by mail, fax or email) or via our online order form only. Please also note that orders by Schubertiade patrons will be prioritized until July 31, 2015.

The Schubertiade Anniversary Project:
Franz Schubert's Complete Lieder

In 2015 we will celebrate the 40th Schubertiade season and in 2016 forty years will have passed since the first Schubertiade was staged in Hohenems in May 1976. On the occasion of this anniversary, Franz Schubert's complete solo lieder with piano accompaniment will be performed at the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg in the course of two seasons.

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to the Schubertiade website. Read about our festival, discover our 2015 season and learn about our museums in Hohenems.

The Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems is considered the most important and distinguished Schubert festival in the world, presenting about 80 events and registering an average of 40.000 visitors per annum. No other festival is able to offer so many outstanding song recitals in such a short period of time, while also focussing on top-class chamber concerts and piano recitals. Orchestra concerts, lectures, exhibitions and master classes given by the best singers and instrumentalists of our time add to the programme’s versatility.

The next events
Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker

August 22, 2015  4:00 pm

Christiane Karg


Igor Levit


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Mauro Peter © Franziska Schrödinger

August 22, 2015  8:00 pm

Mauro Peter


Helmut Deutsch


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Minetti Quartett © Irène Zandel

August 23, 2015  11:00 am

Minetti Quartett

Paul Meyer


Hervé Joulain


Gilbert Audin


Alois Posch

Double bass

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Igor Levit © Felix Broede

August 23, 2015  4:00 pm

Igor Levit


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