Greeting from Armida Quartet.

Beginnings & endings

It was something Stravinsky wrote about the Rite of Spring that got me thinking. He saw the piece as an ending rather than a beginning, even though it was composed when he was barely 30 years of age. Beginnings and endings aren’t always where they’re expected to be, and are maybe merely links heading for a cosmic address. Stravinsky saw Beethoven as being forever contemporary – without them there would be no Dean or Gubaidulina. Tales don’t end, and if we tell the soldier’s tale we should also tell the princess’.
Malmö Chamber Music continues!
//Håkan Hardenberger, Artistic Director

Between 19th and 23rd of September, world class chamber music is presented at Palladium Malmö, Malmö Live Concert Hall, St Petri Church and Klubb Krinolin at Grand Öl & Mat. Great music in intimate formats – from lunch time concerts to late night club performances. In unique constellations, programmes curated by our Artistic Director Håkan Hardenberger will be presented. Håkan Hardenberger will during the festival also perform and conduct as well as present several of the concerts.

The 13 festival concerts is filled with music by this year’s festival composers Brett Dean, Igor StravinskySofia Gubaidulina and Ludwig van Beethoven. Australian composer and violist Brett Dean will attend the festival and also take part as an artist. Featured Malmö composer this year is Benjamin Staern, who’s new piece A Princess’ Tale will see its world premiere during the festival’s final concert.

Remember last year and long for Malmö Chamber Music 2017! Listen to a concert and watch a feature film about 2016 on Musik i Syd Channel.


Håkan Hardenberger and Roland Pöntinen opens the festival in 2016.


Voices and moments from last years festival.