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 The international 

 Chamber Music Festival  

 for the Next Generation 

 Get to know the Krzyżowa-Music idea 

 as well as the people behind. 

Krzyżowa-Music is the internationally renowned chamber music festival for the next generation at the heart of Europe. Here musical talents from all continents meet formative musical personalities of our time. Together they develop to the highest level a wide-ranging and fascinating repertoire of chamber music from Bach to the present day, bringing these works to life in numerous workshops and concerts. Here musicians with diverse opinions and from different cultural backgrounds search for a common language and learn from one another trying to find the perfect sound.

* from the papers of the Kreisau Circle

 More than a 
 Chamber Music Festival 

Krzyżowa-Music, however, is much more than a chamber music festival. Krzyżowa is a historically significant place of encounter and reflection, where during the Second World War a number of courageous people envisioned a peaceful Europe – a Europe that enables us today to promote international friendship and understanding by bringing together musicians from all over the world.  An essential part of our mission is to encourage our musicians to become aware of their social responsibility in this historic site as role models.


All about the Festival, the Workshops,

the participants, and Seniors and Juniors

 The Workshop-Festival 

Our Inspiration


Here in Krzyżowa, formerly Kreisau, on the estate of Freya and Helmuth James von Moltke, a civilian resistance group planned 1942–1943 a peaceful and democratic Europe without borders. They had been inspired by the creative and inclusive teachings of the educational reformer and philanthropist, Eugenie Schwarzwald, and her Vienna circle. It was in Krzyżowa that Germany and Poland celebrated their Mass of Reconciliation in November 1989, a starting point for Europe to grow closer together.

 Kreisau: an  inspirational place 
 Welcoming letters 
 of our Patrons 

The Foreign Ministers of

Germany and Poland

 The people behind 

The idea for Krzyżowa-Music evolved into the chamber music festival; what started as two people with a common vision has now grown into an experienced team.

Viviane Hagner 
Artistic Direction 
 Dr Matthias von Hülsen
 General Director
 Paulina Schmid
 Dep. General Manager
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