Markus Sittikus Hall – Hohenems

Markus Sittikus Hall

»A dreamlike venue for chamber music«
Heinrich Schiff

After a break of 15 years, the Schubertiade returned to Hohenems in 2005, with a small number of concerts taking place in the spring and fall in addition to the Schwarzenberg events. Again, this decision was closely connected with the availability of a suitable venue, to be found in the form of a multi-purpose hall, which was built in 1913 and used as a gymnasium for more than 90 years.

Renting it long-term and seeing to its thorough renovation, the Schubertiade turned the historical building into an excellent concert hall, naming it after one of Hohenems’ most famous citizens, Count Markus Sittikus (1574–1619), who became Prince Archbishop of Salzburg in 1612 and will, above all, be remembered for enriching the cityscape with the cathedral and Hellbrunn Castle, as well as laying the foundation for Salzburg’s great operatic tradition by presiding over the very first performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo outside of Italy.

Detailed information on Markus Sittikus(German version only)

Seating nearly 300 people, the Markus Sittikus Hall constitutes a »dreamlike venue for chamber music« (Heinrich Schiff) and lieder recitals. Arousing admiration among artists and critics with its superb acoustics and furnishing, the hall also provides exhibition rooms on the first floor, an ample forecourt with a great view of the Schlossberg and a straggly garden which comprises a natural open air theatre and represents the last untilled piece of the former comital parks.

Rent the Markus Sittikus Hall for events our CD recordings

Thanks to its excellent acoustics, the hall is an ideal recording location and has been rented for CD productions by fra bernardo (Concerto Stella Matutina: »Trombett- undt musikalischer Taffeldienst«), Decca (Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin: »Wanderer«) and Erato (Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley: »Arpeggione«).

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Graf-Maximilian-Straße 3
6845 Hohenems


By car

A14 (Rheintalautobahn): Exit Hohenems
N13 (Switzerland): Exit Diepoldsau

Having left the autobahn, drive in the direction of Hohenems–Zentrum on Diepoldsauer Straße, turning right on Angelika-Kauffmann-Straße after the railway underpass (heading towards the railway station). After 500m, turn left on Graf-Maximilian-Straße. You will see the hall on your right after 500m.

By bus

Landbus line 53 (Götzis–Lustenau)
Landbus line 55 (Emspark–Emsreute)
Landbus lines 22 and 23 (Dornbirn–Götzis)
Stop: Schloßplatz

By train

Hohenems is easily reached from all directions. Leaving the train station, cross the road and turn left. Turn right after 100m on Graf-
Maximilian-Straße and follow the street for another 500m. The hall is on your right hand side (approx. 7–10 minutes by foot).

Recordings from the Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems

Khatia Buniatishvili plays Schubert

Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D 960; Four Impromptus, D 899
Khatia Buniatishvili
Sony Classical, Recording: December 2018
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

String Quartets by Debussy and Ravel

Debussy: String Quartet op. 10; Ravel: String Quartet op. 35
Jerusalem Quartet
harmonia mundi, Recording: April 2017
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

»Nuove Invenzioni«

Works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Giovanni Paolo Foscarini, Florian King, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Phillipp Jakob Rittler et al.
Rolf Lislevand, Concerto Stella Matutina
Sony Classical, Recording: January 2018
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)


Works by Schubert, Schumann, and Vali
Kian Soltani (violoncello), Aaron Pilsan (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon, Recording: July 2017
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

»Stille und Nacht«

Lieder by Strauss, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Cornelius et al.
Rafael Fingerlos (baritone), Sascha El Mouissi (piano)
Oehms Classics, Recording: August 2017
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

»Franz Liszt: Life, Love and Afterlife«

Piano works and transcriptions by Franz Liszt
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Onyx, Recording: September 2016 (Live/Studio)
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)


Works by Schubert, Debussy, Britten, and Schumann
Gautier Capuçon (violoncello), Frank Braley (piano)
Erato, Recorded in December 2012
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)


Lieder by Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert
Andreas Scholl (counter tenor), Tamar Halperin (piano)
Decca, Recorded in July 2012
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

»Trombett- undt musikalischer Taffeldienst«

Works by Phillip Jakob Rittler, Heinrich Schmelzer, Pavel Vejvanovsky, Alessandro Poglietti, Jan Krtitel Tolar, and H. I. F. Biber
Concerto Stella Matutina
fra bernardo, Recorded in November 2011
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems (CD)

»Wiener Spezialitäten«

Works by Schrammel, Strauß, Lanner, Schubert, and others
Philharmonia Schrammeln
Deutsche Grammophon, Recorded live on May 13, 2007
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)