International Mendelssohn Festival

On September 11th 2017 the opening of the International Mendelssohn Festival (IMF) will be celebrated. Numerous concerts, performed by outstanding artists from all over the world, will offer beautiful as well as sophisticated programs each night in either the “Elbphilharmonie”, “Laeiszhalle” or the church of “St. Johannis-Harvestehude” until September 24th, 2017.

With a concert ticket at an attractive price, you may expect a festival of classical music that is unique in Germany.

Felix Mendelssohn

Name Giver International Mendelssohn Festival

There are some Mendelssohn biographers who have succumbed to the temptation of reflecting on “nomen” and “omen”,that is, if “Felix”, the fortunate one, was perhaps too fortunate to become one of the greatest people in music, thus assuming that the creative genius requires suffering, misery, troubles, poverty, failure, rebellion against misfortune and possibly a proletarian origin in order to bring about immortal works of art, that he has “to fling himself between the jaws of fate” in order to be recorded forever in the history of art and the memory of the world.

Overall, the International Mendelssohn Festival offers 9 unique concerts in Hamburg!

Niklas Schmidt

Artistic Director International Mendelssohn Festival

The cellist Niklas Schmidt presents the International Mendelssohn Festival (IMF) in Hamburg from September 11th to September 24th, 2017. That way he brings together his series of concerts “Fontenay Classics”, the “Schubertiade” and “Mendelssohn Summer School”, making them into one whole.