Artistic Council


“Kronberg Academy does what is urgently needed in the music world today: it trains young musicians at the top musical level, giving them fresh inspiration and the chance to develop further.”

MARTA CASALS ISTOMIN


“The experience of older people would be worth nothing if there were no scope for it to be passed on to younger people. I am very grateful that this place gives me the opportunity to fulfil this task.”

YURI BASHMET


“For me, Kronberg Academy is a sheltered but very open place full of possibilities, where nothing detracts from the task of working intensively with others on music. The fact that gifted young people can learn from us – and we from them – in those conditions makes Kronberg a very important place in the world of music.”

CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH


“Kronberg Academy is the most important inspiring educational institution for young string players.”

GIDON KREMER


“For those of us who are musicians, Kronberg is an oasis in the centre of Germany. Many young people are drawn to big cities such as London or New York, which are exciting but not restful. Here in Kronberg young musicians find the tranquillity and sympathetic understanding that they need to flourish.”

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF


“Kronberg is the world capital of the cello.”

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH † (1927- 2007)
FOUNDING MEMBER