The Schubertiade Festival in Vorarlberg

Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 am

The Schubertiade in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg is one of the most renowned Schubert festivals in the world.

With around eighty events, the festival has been marked in the diaries of those who love the music of Franz Schubert and his contemporaries for more than 40 years.

The concert venues are the small town of Hohenems and the picturesque village of Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald. The concert hall there overlooks meadows and mountains.

The village of Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald.
The village of Schwarzenberg
© Vorarlberg Tourismus | Peter Mathis

The Schubertiade will be held in Schwarzenberg from 24 August to 01 September. The recital on 26 August features Brenda Rae (soprano), Jörg Widmann (clarinet) and Malcolm Martineau (piano),

Concerts will also be given by the Jerusalem Quartet with Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) on 24 August, the Artemis Quartet (27 August) and the pianist Igor Levit (30 August, 31 August and 01 September).

A tip for those planning a trip to the region: the Eduard Mörike Trail (the famous German poet Eduard Mörike spent his summer holidays in Schwarzenberg) leads from the village centre of Schwarzenberg to the Hochälpelekopf and back in about four hours. On the way there are beautiful views over the Bregenzerwald and as far as Lake Constance.

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