Who we are

Schallfeld is a group of young musicians from 7 different countries living and working in Graz/Austria. We are dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.

Since the foundation of the ensemble all our energies have been focused on giving life to new projects: in close collaboration with composers and sound designers, over the last few years more than 50 concerts and events took place in Austria and abroad.

We had the opportunity to work with well known composers such as F. Bedrossian, L. Billone, F. Filidei, B. Furrer while keeping our focus on close collaboration with young composers resulting in more than 30 premieres.

This year we are especially proud to have been selected as one of three young ensembles in residence for the next Darmstadt Summer Course.

© Peter Venus

Why is Darmstadt so important for us

The Darmstadt International Summer Course is one of the most important festivals for contemporary music in the world. We will have the opportunity to work with many composers, to expand our network and present our work to a big audience!

© Ypatios Grigoriadis

Our exciting projects: a multimedia evening with remixes, videos, the premiere of 4 new pieces and group improvisation, a reading session with pieces by young composers, and a big final concert. 

Jorge Sánchez-Chiong and Francesco Filidei will be the tutors for the workshops we are organizing, and every player will be also actively presenting solo programs, pieces by composers of the ensemble and individual projects.

© Reisa H Boksi

Why are we asking for your help

The Darmstädter Ferienkurse offer free participation to all activities of the festival and give us the chance to present our work there. But we still need to pay for travel, accomodation and food for 13 people. Your contribution will make all of this possible.

© Ypatios Grigoriadis