We’d like to wish you a warm welcome to the
Stockstadt Recorder Festival!
We are pleased to present to you the 2018 programme for this unique festival during which the flauto dolce (recorder) takes centre stage, and we invite you to enjoy a few unforgettable days in Stockstadt.
This tradition-rich event is once again getting underway and includes courses, concerts and the music trade fair. For the first time, we would like to extend an invitation to join us on Thursday afternoon and play with Stockstadt’s large recorder orchestra at a pre-festival warm up in the Altrheinhalle concert venue.
As usual, the music festival starts on Friday with the master class – and we are very happy to be joined this year by several professors who shall be instructing ensembles and soloists. This will be followed by the music trade fair, the most prestigious fair in the field of recorders and Early Music.
Taking part in the exhibition are some of the most renowned recorder makers from Europe and overseas, publishers, music store representatives and producers. We can’t wait to see the exhibition hall decked out in vivid colours. New this year: you have the chance to test instruments in a separate room, enjoy a few minutes of silence and focus on the instrument’s tonal qualities. Don’t hesitate to ask us about this facility on the day.
In our series of 7 concerts, you are cordially invited to revel in this multifaceted experience which showcases Early Music and extraordinary recorder sounds. Friday will delight us with a performance of Italian music on plucked and bowed string instruments; Saturday is all about love – both sweet and delirious – and on Sunday, Flanders will be paying us a visit.
I am very pleased to present our best contemporary recorder players and excited to partake in the Stockstadt festival alongside you – an event at which we all come together to celebrate, to exchange experiences and be inspired by the unique ambience, by sounds, beautiful instruments and valuable contacts.
Warm greetings to you all – see you in May!