International Mendelssohn Festival

On September 16th 2020 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” or the “Laeiszhalle” until September 27th, 2020. With a concert ticket at an attractive price, you may expect a festival of classical music that is unique in Germany.

The detailed concert program 2020 and the participating artists will be announced on March 1st.

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 ten unique concerts in Hamburg! (TBA March 15th)

Niklas Schmidt

Artistic Director International Mendelssohn Festival

The cellist Niklas Schmidt presents the International Mendelssohn Festival (IMF) in Hamburg from September 16th to September 27th, 2020. That way he brings together his series of concerts “Fontenay Classics”, the “Schubertiade” and “Mendelssohn Summer School”, making them into one whole.