Festspiel Favourites

Unexpected musical experiences and personal encounters are trademarks of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The festival programme includes a broad range of series and »festivals within the festival«, where visitors can discover and focus on particular elements through a wide range of supplementary activities such as guided tours, listening experiments, artist talks and discussions over several days.
Promising young artists from all over the world present themselves in the series »Junge Elite« and »Bothmer-Musik«. The »Landpartie« invites you to a musical excursion to the countryside. And the »Grenzgänge« format takes you into the young jazz scene. Discover more about our various Festspiel elements here.


Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Orchestra Concerts

Great Orchestras & Celebrated Soloists

In 2023, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival will once again bring international flair and important orchestras from all over the world to the entire state. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields will spend an entire weekend in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - together with Prize Winner in Residence Martynas Levickis and Avi Avital as well as their Music Director and star violinist Joshua Bell. With the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the two most renowned orchestras in Northern Germany will be part of the summer. Daniel Hope travels to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with his New Century Chamber Orchestra San Francisco and celebrates his 50th birthday with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Ulrichshusen Castle. The Bundesjugendorchester is also a guest once again and will perform a work composed especially for him by the Swedish composer Daniel Nelson with prizewinner in residence Martynas Levickis. The Camerata brings Oscar winner Klaus Maria Brandauer to Redefin, as well as Festival prize winner Veronika Eberle and Nika Goric.