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Life in the Casals Forum

Learning, teaching, living music

The Casals Forum will be the central point for all Kronberg Academy’s activities: for meetings between world-class artists and outstanding young musicians in the tuition rooms and on stage. It will be a forum for developing the European cultural asset of classical music and a place where music inspires people to live together peacefully and sustainably.
As well as being used for Kronberg Academy events, the concert hall will be available to ensembles in residence for their rehearsals and to guest event organisers who share a similar mission to Kronberg Academy. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe will be the first orchestra in residence at the Casals Forum.

Casals Forum

The chamber music hall will be the central venue where musicians and the general public will be able to enjoy exceptional, world-class musical experiences.

  • up to 80 public concerts a year organised by Kronberg Academy or its partners
  • rehearsal periods for orchestras in residence, which will use the facilities for rehearsal, for first performances and as the starting point for their (world) tours (including Kremerata Baltica, Bridges-Kammerorchester and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe)
  • public masterclasses and workshops
  • concerts for children, teenagers and families
  • sound recordings, CD productions
  • Symposia on the role of music and musicians in society

Study and administrative centre

The study centre will be used by Kronberg Academy throughout the year

  • Intensive tuition and artistic training for the 30–40 young musicians studying at Kronberg Academy
  • Rehearsals, workshop concerts and smaller performances, mainly in the Carl Bechstein Hall
  • Site of the institution’s administrative offices
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