The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival headed by renowned pianist Elena Bashkirova is one of Israel's most important cultural events, bringing outstanding musicians from around the world together.
Every spring since 2012, it has been a welcome guest at the Jewish Museum Berlin. The festival has found a second home here and an exceptional stage in the Glass Courtyard for its concept.
Promising young talents, members of top international orchestras, and renowned soloists celebrate the dialog between cultures and a love of chamber music with the audience.
In 2021, the festival will take place from Saturday, 17 April to Thursday, 22 April 2021.
Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
2020 Festival: 15 Musicians, 3 Concerts, 1 Festival
From 12 to 14 May 2020, the chamber music festival of the Jewish Museum Berlin appeared live in your living room, as an exceptional festival in exceptional times, you were able to listen to a livestream of intonations.
Under the direction of Elena Bashkirova, Berlin artists celebrated their love of chamber music on the stage in the Glass Courtyard. In its ninth year, the festival brought seasoned figures such as Madeleine Carruzzo and Karl-Heinz Steffens together with outstanding new talent such as Clara Jumi Kang and Denis Kozhukhin.
Vienna, the Viennese, adoptive Viennese, and waltzes—the three-day program ranged from classics to modern music: Of course, there were Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms, but also Arnold Schoenberg and the great symphonic composer Gustav Mahler, whose rare chamber music work Piano Quartet in A minor was performed. Special highlights included the melodic delights of two waltzes by Johann Strauss the Younger, which were arranged for a "salon ensemble" by Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy's octet is traditionally the finale of intonations. Unfortunately, this year it could not be performed; instead, along with the string quartet, the program included a work by the composer that thematically references the octet.
The concerts on 12 and 13 May were also broadcasted live on the radio, in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
April Concert Cancellations
The festival was originally planned for 25 to 30 April 2020, with an audience in the Glass Courtyard. In the case that you bought tickets for any of these concerts and have not yet requested a refund, you can find information here regarding your tickets:
- You will be automatically reimbursed for any tickets purchased through the JMB online shop.
- If you purchased tickets directly at the museum ticket counter and you would like a refund, please contact us by email: email@example.com
- If you purchased tickets via invoice and would like a refund, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +49 (0)30 259 93 436.
We have already set the dates for next year:
Saturday, 17 April to Thursday, 22 April 2021
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