Season Highlights

Discover the Highlights of the 2018 season at the Semper Music International Festival! (named Schlern Intl’ Music Festival before 2016)

Alexander RudinAlexander Rudin, cello
Recital on MONDAY, 9 July 2018
“The light tone of Maestro Rudin floats through the whole music surface with divine fluency never losing the beauty of the sound neither its intensity.”- Stuttgarten Zietung

Program to be announced



Boris KuschnirMikhail Kopelman, violin
Recital on THURSDAY, 12 July 2018
“An extraordinary violinist, in various ways: a long and intense career, prestigious prizes, a refined technique and, above all, a beautiful and moving sound. His best assets are not only his great interpretation but also that he has been able to put together a musical ensemble which is virtually perfect.” -Genova Review

Works by Brahms, Smetana and Shostakovich


Polina OsetinskayaJacob Katsnelson, piano
Recital on MONDAY, 16 July 2018
“Katsnelson embraces the full potential of the instrument and offers performances that are oftentimes virtuosic, full-bodied and dramatic. But he is most impressive in works that require emotional repose and the kind of mystical simplicity that only the truest of virtuosi can achieve.”-Fanfare

Works by Beethoven Rameau and Prokofiev


Competition winner

Mayor Othmar Stampfer
with competition winner 2015

Competition winners’ concert
To be determined

Join us for the competition winner’s recital and award ceremony. It’s a special night full of excitement for all the winners of the Semper competition 2018. It is also a joyful gathering of the festival community, sponsors, press, members of the government and audience.