Karwendel Music Festival is founded upon the belief that today's Classical music world needs more artists with individual visions and voices.  The mission of the festival is to encourage and guide young musicians to find their creativity and individuality.  Through Karwendel Music Festival's unique educational program, students will re-examine their knowledge of the instruments and techniques to establish their own musical identity. The Karwendel Artists Program is designed specifically for the young artists who seek directions in their musical career development, provides them with opportunity to work and perform with world renowned artists, and to further support them to become an inspiration in the 21st-century Classical music community.



General Director

A visionary and a spirited entrepreneur for the arts, violinist Xi Wang advocates originality with bold creativity and a thoughtful mind.  

Recognized for her charismatic and insightful performances, Ms. Xi Wang conveys musical ideas with dazzling virtuosity and vivid sense of colors.  As a child prodigy, she performed frequently as soloist with orchestras in prestigious concert halls such as the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Poly Theater and Beijing Concert Hall.  She was featured in major musical publications in China such as Music Weekly and the Young Performers Magazine, and gained exposure on the prominent People’s Daily.  At age seventeen, she was invited by the United Nations Children’s Fund and Culture to Culture USA to tour with the Beijing Sun Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto for the United Nations in New York, in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.

Artistic Director

An active concertizing violinist, Sven Stucke has appeared with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Europe, United States and Asia. Winner of the Louise-Henriette International Violin Competition and the Queen Sophie Charlotte International Violin Competition, Mr. Stucke has made CD and radio recordings for RBB, WDR, MDR and SWR.  He has collaborated in chamber music with worldwide renowned artists including Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Gluzman, Rainer Honeck and Augustin Dumay.  Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include his German tour of Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Klassiche Philharmonie Bonn at Konzerthaus Berlin Grosser Saal, Grosser Sendesaal NDR, "Die Glocke” Das Bremer Konzerthaus, Rudolf Oetker Halle, Steigenberger Kurhaus-Saal, as well as solo and chamber music appearances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and with the Forte New York Chamber Music Concert Series.




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