Music Connects
the World

9 ‒ 19 May 2024

Oh, the beauty and power of chamber music! It leads us directly to the very soul of music.

Especially when 30 of the world’s best up-and-coming talents meet with the great musicians of our time to explore selected works, note by note, and make them dazzle. After all, what’s the best way to learn from our role models? By making music with them, of course. This has happened biennially in Kronberg for the past 24 years. And on every occasion it is an experiment that brings happiness to all involved – including those of us lucky enough to witness the open rehearsals and concerts.

Want to see how music is made? Then come to the Casals Forum!

With the Seniors Gary Hoffman (cello), Gidon Kremer (violin), Enrico Pace (piano), Miklós Perényi (cello), Lawrence Power (viola), Sir András Schiff (piano) and Antje Weithaas (violin), as well as 30 talented Juniors from all over the world.

Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák and others.

Current events

Sat 18.5. 19:45
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Chamber Music Connects the World - K7
Power, Schiff and 11 juniors


  • Leonhard Baumgartner violin
  • Seohyun Kim violin
  • Jason Moon violin
  • Oliver Neubauer violin
  • Chiara Sannicandro violin
  • Guido Sant’Anna violin
  • Marija Strapcāne violin
  • Lawrence Power viola
  • Joseph Skerik viola
  • Macintyre Taback cello
  • Alexander Warenberg cello
  • Arne Zeller cello
  • Sir András Schiff piano


Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)
Serenade for two violins and viola op. 12

Marija Strapcāne, Guido Sant’Anna (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Two octet movements op. 11

Seohyun Kim, Chiara Sannicandro, Leonhard Baumgartner, Jason Moon (violin)
Lawrence Power, Joseph Skerik (viola)
Arne Zeller, Macintyre Taback (cello)


Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano trio in B flat major op. 97 „Erzherzogtrio“

Oliver Neubauer (violin)
Alexander Warenberg (cello)
Sir András Schiff (piano)

Subject to change.

Sun 19.5. 10:00
Dagmar Westberg Foyer, Casals Forum
Chamber Music Connects the World
A glimpse inside the workshop
Free Entry
Sun 19.5. 19:45
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Chamber Music Connects the World - K8
Pace, Weithaas and 8 juniors


  • Antje Weithaas violin
  • Enrico Pace piano
  • Evan Johanson violin
  • Oliver Neubauer violin
  • Guido Sant’Anna violin
  • Edgar Francis viola
  • Otoha Tabata viola
  • Maxim Calver cello
  • Bryan Cheng cello
  • Chase Park cello


Ernst Von Dohnányi(1877–1960)
Piano quintet No. 1 in c minor op. 1

Oliver Neubauer, Evan Johanson (violin)
Edgar Francis (viola)
Bryan Cheng (cello)
Enrico Pace (piano)


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
String quintet in C major D 956

Antje Weithaas, Guido Sant’Anna (violin)
Otoha Tabata (viola)
Chase Park, Maxim Calver (cello)


Subject to change.

35 / 45 / 55 €

Insight and Memory – Short Films on Chamber Music Connects the World

Three films were made during Chamber Music Festival from May 9-19 – see for yourself how music becomes a communal experience at Chamber Music Connects the World and captivates everyone!