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. Led by the acclaimed Israeli Violinist & Director Vadim Gluzman, the EMF aims to serve the community of Munich with an eclectic selection of music, performed by some of today's revered musicians.
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!
Steven Isserlis/ David Waterman
5–8 Sept 2021
9–12 Nov 2021
11–15 Apr 2022
26–31 May 2022
Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a unique and distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster.
Lawrence Power is one of today's foremost Violists. In demand world wide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His artistry and penetrating musicianship....
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..
Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music.
10–13 Dec 2021
24–27 Feb 2022
8-11 Mar 2022
27–30 May 2022
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 ...
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists", German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s..
Currently serving as the First Concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anton Barakhovsky is a world renowned leader & musician. Mr Barakhovsky is teaching exclusively at the EMF.
The German-born cellist of Peruvian-Uruguayan descent is one of the most sought-after musicians in his field. Currently serving as the Head of Department at the University of Music 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin..
During each EMF Masterclass we will hold a Lecture Night with some of the world's top craftsmen and craftswomen.
May 27th : Martin Erben @ 8PM
May 29th : Marcel Richters @ 7PM
May 30th : Christophe Collinet @ 4PM
Sep 4th : Julia Maria Pasch @ 7PM
Julia Maria Pasch
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..
Click here for the Lecture Nights Page!
Up coming recitals
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!
EMF Recital Prize
Sponsored by EMF
3 Sep 2022 - 7pm
EMF Junior Career Prize
Sponsored by Thomastik Infeld V.
18 Jan 2023 - 7:00 PM