In Admont Abbey/Styria
The "Admonter Lautenherbst" was launched in October 2013 by Dagmar Fischer-Riedel under the patronage of the Austrian Lute Society (ÖLG), which was founded in the same year. The intention was to install early music in the Upper Styrian region. As a lute-playing musician herself, she has always harbored the desire to bring lute music and its magnificent artists into the regional public spotlight. Meanwhile the "Lautenherbst" has become an institution. With it, a large gap in the cultural scene could be closed. With renown international artists for historical lute instruments, singing and this year also for viols, a high level can be achieved in the courses and workshops. The courses have been attended internationally since the beginning. The numerous participants appreciate the professional individual coaching, making music together in the numerous consorts and ensembles and the family flair. Creativity, commitment and joy in making music are encouraged in the monastery's classrooms, which are kindly provided together with the monastery church and festival hall. The courses form the basis for the final concert which is performed together by all participants.