Date: June 18 to 26, 2016
Dedicated to the famous Viennese composer, Franz Schubert, the first Schubertiade was founded in 1976 by Hermann Prey in a small peaceful town in the western part of Austria called Hohenems. Schubertiade hosts four outstanding events annually (two in Schwarzenberg and two in Hohenems) that preserve intimacy and are constantly focused on mastering the impossible. While Hohenems’ Markus Sittikus Hall offers a peaceful environment for music in a natural open-air theatre overlooking Schlossberg and a straggly garden, Schwarzenbergs’ Angelika Kauffmann Hall is surrounded by blossoming alpine pastures, embracing forests and rocky outcroppings of surrounding mountains. Both venues come together with around 70 events a year presenting performances including orchestral concerts, readings, master classes, lieder recitals and chamber music by world-class artists.