The Slogan 2018
Piano Recital
Mitsuko Uchida
Palace Concert October 27, 2019 Kulturpalast

  • Looking forward to the 2020 Dresden Music Festival

    On October 8, the theme and the program of the 2020 Dresden Music Festival will be anounced. In the 2020 season, from May 12 to June 12, the festival will once again invite to high-carat and versatile musical encounters. The ticket sales start on wednesday October 30, 2019, at 10 am.

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  • Discover the 2019-20 »Palace Concerts«

    The »Palace Concerts« of the Dresden Music Festival opened its 2019-20 season. The new edition will present once again unique musical encounters with world-renowned soloists and orchestras outside the regular festival time at the concert hall at Dresden’s Kulturpalast

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  • Look back at the 2019 Dresden Music Festival under the motto »Visions«

    For the Dresden Music Festival, the most diverse and successful season in its history was concluded with a concert featuring the legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, bringing 26 vivid festival days under the motto »Visions« to a rousing finale. . Over the course of three and a half weeks, a multi-faceted program featuring 56 concerts of different genres – from classical to jazz, world music and blues rock – curated by Artistic Director Jan Vogler proved once again that the Dresden Music Festival, founded in 1978, has long risen to the top of the European festival landscape.

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  • »Schumann's Cello Concerto reflected in Historical Sound«

    Jan Vogler and the Dresden Festival Orchestra under Ivor Bolton discover Robert Schuman's famous Cello Concerto in A minor and capture the special sound of the romantic era on historic instrumens and gut strings.

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Program & Tickets







Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2017 (c) Kirsten Nijhof

in 2017, the Dresden Music Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary.

About the Music Festival

Over the course of it's 40 years history the Dresden Music Festival has established itself as distinctive cultural institution in Dresden and attracts an audience far beyond Germany’s borders between May and June to this city on the River Elbe. During three festival weeks renowned orchestras, top-class soloists and ensembles come to Dresden to perform at the most beautiful venues in its historic center and surroundings and fill the city with music.  

Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward

Launched in 2004, the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward with its cash value of 25,000 € has since become a fixed part of the Dresden Music Festival. It honours outstanding personalities of the music world with special achievements in the field of music education. Previous winners include Christa Ludwig, Gustavo Dudamel, the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, Hélène Grimaud, Hilary Hahn, Andris Nelsons and Mariza.

Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward

Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward

Dresden Festival

Every year, some of the best musicians for historically informed performance practice from the finest early-music ensembles in Europe unite to the Dresden Festival Orchestra as the Dresden Music Festival's very own ensemble. With great joy of discovery, precision and a keen sense for authentic interpretations, the Dresden Festival Orchestra explores the original sound of various epochs and in doing so fills a void in the musical life of the city. The musicians play original instruments, varying with the era and historical background of its repertoire, which means that the strings use gut strings and the winds offer a completely new sound.

Themes of the Dresden Music Festival since 2009