The challenging financial condition that has been brought about by the new diminished budget for culture will inevitably affect the cultural life in Skåne. We regret to announce that the fourth edition of the Malmö Chamber Music festival which had been scheduled in September 2019 will no longer take place.

The Malmö Chamber Music festival was established in 2016. Over its three editions, and with star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger as its artistic director, world renowned artists including Hagen Quartet, Leif Ove Andsnes, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Pernilla August, Baiba Skride, Paul Lewis and Xavier de Maistre performed in the festival in the presence of significant festival composers such as Betsy Jolas, Brett Dean, Heinz Karl Gruber and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Susanne Rydén, CEO Musik i Syd:
The Malmö Chamber Music Festival under Håkan Hardenberger’s artistic direction has been a great success and has put Malmö on the chamber music map internationally. It is through Hardenberger’s inspired artistic vision and international standing that we have been able to present such unique musical experiences in Malmö. However, it has become necessary for us to focus on our other regional activities such as Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival, Båstad Chamber Music and Korrö Folk Music festival.

Musik i Syd would like to thank Håkan Hardenberger for his extensive and significant commitment to the festival, not least his excellent artistic programming. We also take this opportunity to thank the artists and audience who played an important part in the success of the festival over the last three years.

Malmö Chamber Music was arranged by Musik i Syd in collaboration with Malmö Live Concert Hall, Krinolin Chamber Music Club, Salomon Smith Chamber Music Society, Malmö Academy of Music, the Church of Sweden Malmö and Swedish Radio.

In order to highlight the importance of music festivals as a national concern, Musik i Syd will hold a seminar on the future of Swedish music festivals during the national cultural policy convention “Folk och Kultur” in Eskilstuna on February 6-8th.

You can take part of several concerts and features from Malmö Chamber Music 2016 – 2018 at MUSIK I SYD CHANNEL