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the World!

Welcome to the home page of the 'Erben Music Festival'! The EMF was founded in 2020 with the desire to collaborate with the global community through music. Our core beliefs are centered on building bridges between cultures and creating spaces to promote music with the hope to connect with each other. 

The EMF has three key components; the Master Classes, Cantabile, and the Chamber Music Festival. 

The Masterclass Series are held at the Erben Geigenbau & St Anton where we invite some of today's premier artists. Our mission is to create an environment where learning can take place and where conversations are encouraged. We want to provide young musicians with a place where they can develop and be who they are. At the EMF differences are not shunned but appreciated! 

So, what makes the EMF Masterclasses unique? Well, each year we also invite some of the best craftsmen and women of our trade to our masterclasses. These outstanding artisans will present lectures related to their craft, with the hope of uniting the two worlds together. We believe that connecting musicians with artisans promotes better understanding between the two disciplines, and sets a platform for further innovation and development.

Cantabile is a charity project designed in collaboration with 'Caritas München'. During each EMF Masterclass, selected students will perform for the homeless and the underprivileged. Together with Caritas the EMF will work towards rehabilitating the underprivileged members of our community. 

The 'Erben Music Festival' is a chamber music festival designed to make music for the people. We want to reach out to our community through the minds of discerning artists - upcoming!

Our dream is to make the world a better place through music, and we will continue to do our best to serve the world through our passion!





'23 Faculty

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Christoph Poppen

17–20 Jan 2023

Marc Bouchkov

22–25 Jan 2023

Mark Schumann 

12–15 Feb 2023

Goetz Richter

18–21 Feb 2023

Internationally renowned as a Soloist, Conductor, and Chamber Musician, Christoph Poppen is a familiar name to all violinists. Poppen has helped develop some of today's respected artists, and he is currently serving as the Violin Chair of Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, in Madrid.

Mr. Bouchkov is a sophisticated musician of impeccable aplomb and has carved an international career performing with leading orchestras and conductors across Europe.  He is one of the most multifaceted and unique artists of the new generation.

A protégé of the late Heinrich Schiff, Mark Schumann is quietly building up his reputation as a thoughtful, well rounded musician. The Cellist of the renowned Schumann Quartett..

Goetz Richter is a violinist, teacher and thinker with a dual background in music and philosophy. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music where he co-ordinates performance studies for violinists.


Kirill Troussov

15–18 Jun 2023

Erik Schumann

1-4 Apr 2023

Hariolf Schlichtig

9-12 Jun 2023

Maximillian Hornung

3-5 Jul 2023

Kirill Troussov is a regular guest at prestigious concert halls & renowned international music festivals, all over the world. A sort after teacher, Kirill makes his debut with the EMF Masterclasses in '23!

Professor of Violin at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and the Primarius of the renowned Schumann Quartett, Erik Schumann is balancing his life between concerts..

Violist Hariolf Schlichtig, born 1950 in Tuttlingen, is well known as chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He studied with Max Rostal and Sandor Vegh and has been member of the Cherubini Quartett for 19 years..

Currently serving as Professor of Cello at the HMTM in Munich, Mr Hornung enjoys a career filled with a variety of musical activities. As the former Solo Cellist of the renowned BRSO..

The Artisans

Lecture Nights 


Martin Erben

Violin Maker

Julia Maria Pasch
Violin Maker

Martin Erben is a world renowned violin maker. Having led workshops in Cremona, Vienna, and now in Munich, Martin is sort after by soloists..

Julia Maria Pasch is working towards a new tonal understanding in violin making. Having reached the conclusion that merely copying instruments by masters such as Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri..

EMF Recitals

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Carlo Lay

Sponsored by EMF 

3 Sep 2022 - 7pm

Felicitas Schiffner

Sponsored by Thomastik Infeld V.

19 Jan 2023 - 7:00 PM


The EMF Masterclass Recitals is a platform designed to promote the Prize Winners of each EMF Masterclass. Every year each prize winner is provided with a solo recital in our workshop. The EMF believes in supporting young musicians and is constantly innovating new ways to provide them with the right kind of exposure. From the start of the 21/22 season, the EMF Masterclasses will partner with two semi-professional orchestras to award concerto appearances as prizes. We are thrilled to be a crucial part of the development of our students, and we thank Sinfonieorchester Marktoberdorf for their support!



Our Concerts Are Postponed.
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