Die Macht der Musik


The lively Zefiro Orchestra and the fantastic Arnold Schoenberg Choir bring Handel's oratorio hit "Alexanderʼs Feast" to blooming life at the start of the Styriarte. Conducted by Alfredo Bernardini.

Graz macht /:Musik:/ macht Graz

22.06.2024 - 20.07.2024

The city walks with the GrazGuides explore the music of the rulers and the power of music in the music city of Graz. Always on Saturdays.



The first full summer moon beckons to Eggenberg Palace. String quartet, guitar, the vienna clarinet connection and the beguiling mezzo of Marie-Claude Chappuis entice you to take a walk on the moon.

Picknick mit Orpheus


The songwriters Orpheus and Tannhäuser meet in the rich sound of six cellists around Ursina Braun, and Chris Pichler connects their stories. Followed by a picnic in the park.



Monteverdi's madrigals in the vocal art of La Venexiana are an event in itself. With the living paintings after Caravaggio by Teatri 35, it becomes a total work of art. Unique!

Sound Stories


Stefan Temmingh, recorder star from Cape Town, and Margret Köll, harp magician from Tyrol, form an incomparable duo and explore music from the Baroque to the present day.



"Kreutzer Sonata" and "Pictures at an Exhibition": two unbounded masterpieces of classical music with master pianist Bernd Glemser and his congenial violin partner Mirijam Contzen.

Heilig, heilig, heilig


Schubert for joyful singing along, Bruckner for boundless amazement: the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and its founder and director Erwin Ortner make Stift Rein magical.



Franz Liszt, the superstar, and Clara Schumann, the intimate enchantress at the piano. Ragna Schirmer brings the two together. A summit meeting of Romantic piano music.

Attems-Saga: Treppauf, treppab.


A three-day rococo soap opera starting at Palais Attems in Graz: preparations for the empress's visit are in full swing. Adrian Schvarzstein sets the scene for the spectacle. The prelude is booked together with the opera on Saturday.

Attems-Saga: Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper


Rococo soap opera, second part: Michael Hofstetter and the singers centred around Carlotta Colombo turn Vivaldi's "Seasons" into a turbulent opera festival. This performance is booked together with the opening on Friday.

Königliche Bläser


Rococo soap opera, third part: chill-out for all with baroque wind music in Eggenberg Palace and Park. Christian Binde and his Compagnia di Punto sound the horns. With picnic.

Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper


Rococo soap opera for the empress's visit: Michael Hofstetter and the singers around Carlotta Colombo turn Vivaldi's "Seasons" into a turbulent opera festival. Adrian Schvarzstein directs.



A fantastic young a cappella quintet from the United Kingdom, Apollo5, invites you on a wide-ranging journey through choral music: from William Byrd to dreamlike vocal movements of the present day.

Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen


Eddie Luis takes a bow to the great Reinhard Mey. The Berliner became the epitome of the modern chanson singer, with songs such as "Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen".

Summ mit


"Tune in and hum along!" This is Lorenz Maierhofer's invitation. He leads the audience through the seasons of life in a sensuous and poetic way with feather-light sing-along songs.

Alles wieder gut


Florian Boesch, a celebrated vocal character, meets the Musicbanda Franui, who bring the songs of Schubert and Schumann to life with dulcimer, harp, zither and more.



Alfredo Bernardini and his master wind players from Zefiro play Mozart's greatest and most beautiful wind serenade. Birgit Minichmayr responds with William Shakespeare. A magical evening.

Die Grille und die Ameise

06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024

A ladybird, a cricket and an ant: Hristina Lazarova lovingly retells Aesop's well-known fable with lots of music and a little philosophy, for kids aged 2 and up.

Mozart in Stainz

06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024

The Mass in c minor, Mozart's mighty torso, is performed by Jordi Savall in Stainz. With the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, a fine group of soloists and the Styriarte Festival Orchestra.

Wohltem­perirtes Clavier


48 Bach pieces that are among the greatest that European music has produced: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays the second part of the "Well-Tempered Clavier".



With works by Schubert, Ethel Smyth, John Cage and Galina Ustwolskaja, Hanni Liang creates a musical art space in which the stage becomes a hall and the hall becomes a stage.


09.07.2024 - 10.07.2024

Monteverdi's "Orfeo" is regarded as the birth of opera and tells of the power of music. Michael Hell brings the masterpiece back to life, Natalia Moro wraps it in images of sand.

Les Grandes Dames


Cello pieces from three centuries, composed by brilliant women, presented by the charismatic cellist Marilies Guschlbauer and her subtle piano partner Julia Rinderle.

Bach solo


Cameron Carpenter transforms the mighty preludes and fugues of the St Thomas cantor Johann Sebastian Bach into pure emotion on the large organ in the Stefaniensaal in Graz.

Aus der Neuen Welt


Mei-Ann Chen, an American from Taiwan, has a sixth sense for effect and rocks the Helmut List Halle with Dvořák's symphony "From the New World" with the Styriarte Youth Orchestra.



Cycle once through whole Graz, and on the way there are five small concerts that take you around the world. A unique community experience!



Michael Gordon's piece "Timber" focuses on the mysterious sound of simantras, wooden boards played by Orthodox monks during church services. STUDIO PERCUSSION graz plays the drums.

A Symphonic Tribute to ABBA


ABBA with symphony orchestra, choir and soloists. Elisabeth Fuchs is an avowed ABBA fan herself and knows how good this music sounds in a symphonic setting. Monika Ballwein sings.



Bruno de Sá and Dorothee Oberlinger are the dream team of baroque music. Between breathtaking bel canto and dizzying flute trills, their ancient pastoral Arcadia blossoms.

À la carte


In Schubert's big Sonata in B flat major, Fazıl Say touches on the last things in life. In his own music, he tells of the difficult present in a way that only he can tell in music.



Handel's festive music for the peace fireworks of 1749 should only be played by "warlike instruments". Paolo Grazzi brings this impressive wind music spectacle back to life.

Vom Zauber der Dinge


Klezmer clarinettist Moritz Weiß has founded a brand new orchestra: the Styrian Klezmore Orchestra. Alexander Kukelka has composed a soul-searching piece for him.

An die Musik


A walk with Schubert at the castle in Stainz: Daniel Johannsen sings about the power of music. Maria Kubizek plays the "Rosamunde Quartet", and a very traditional Schubert is also not to be missed.

Die siebente Saite


Jordi Savall on the viola da gamba and his friends from the Concert des Nations condense the most beautiful baroque music ever written in France into an unforgettable evening.



And at the end of the Styriarte, once again Monteverdi: Jordi Savall leads an army of fantastic musicians through his incomparable "Marienvesper" in the "Styrian St Peter's Basilica" in Pöllau.


Die Henne & der Bär


As conducting concertmaster, Wolfgang Redik leads the Recreation Orchestra through the magnificent, joyous and dramatic moments of two of Haydn’s most beautiful symphonies.

Vivaldi im Frühling

18.03.2024 - 19.03.2024

The Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet not only shines in Vivaldi’s incredibly difficult violin concerto, but also knows how to add lustre to his Graz sonatas.

Rachmani­now 2


Kristina Miller continues her Rachmaninov triumph and masters the songlike-melodious themes of his 2nd Piano Concerto with ease. The Azerbaijani conductor Fuad Ibrahimov celebrates his Recreation premiere with Tchaikoswki’s “Romeo and Julietˮ.

SOUNDFLIX #3: Love Stories


The Soundflix Youth Orchestra becomes entangled in love stories without an end - from Bernstein's "West Side Story" to Titanic. Mei-Ann Chen conducts and Christoph Steiner switches through the sounds.

Concierto de Aranjuez


The Kosovo-born guitarist Petrit Çeku offers an already eagerly awaited treat when he elicits Spanish flair from Rodrigo’s famous concerto. Paul Goodwin conducts with verve Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga’s only symphony.

Branden­burgisches Konzert

27.05.2024 - 28.05.2024

Michael Hell brilliantly demonstrates his mastery of the recorder in Telemann’s lively runs and of the harpsichord in Bach’s difficult 5th Brandenburg Concerto.

Italienische Sinfonie


Conductor Vanessa Benelli Mosell evokes memories of her Italian homeland with Mendelssohn’s most frequently performed orchestral work, while Nikita Boriso-Glebsky plays the composer’s heartfelt Violin Concerto.




With his gently archaic story from the womb - narrated by Yvonne Klamant and Christoph Steiner - Lorenz Maierhofer opens the view into the lap of humanity. The unborn Clara is accompanied on her way to the light of day by the

XXX – Unser Platz im Universum


The universe offers us an uncountable number of motifs - why not feel just as many rhythms? STUDIO PERCUSSION graz sends a thousand and one beats to the stars, which Arnold Hanslmeier observes from the perspective of an astrophysicist.

Sardischer Frühling


Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosai perform not only Mediterranean cultural history, but also a concise fusion of sacred and secular vocal sounds. The dense dress of Sardinian musical tradition reveals strongly seductive songs for Easter time.

Pannoni­scher Sommer


Things get devilishly hot when the Slovakian group Cigánski Diabli - Gypsy Devils turns Roma musical traditions into a virtuoso spectacle. With Roma songs, Bizet's "Carmen" or Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5".

Steirischer Herbst


It has soaked up the musical folk culture of Styria with every drop! So who better to celebrate the end of a fruitful cultivation cycle than the Citoller Tanzgeiger family of musicians with traditional songs, dances and yodelling.

Wach mit Bach


Bach's outstanding performance of the Baroque art of variation seduces the listener into permanent insomnia with Eva Maria Pollerus' fine keyboard playing. Goldberg Variations and a few more hours of Bach in the candlelight of Palais Attems - what more could you want?

Skandina­vischer Winter


In a mystical, wintry soundscape, Hirundo Maris, led by Arianna Savall and Petter Udland Johansen, tell of Nordic mythical creatures and bring traditional Norwegian ballads to life in dreamlike musical images. At their side is the Camerata Styria under the direction of Sebastian Meixner.

Afrika Mamas


With the emancipated and strong voice of South Africa, the vocal ensemble Afrika Mamas makes people sit up and take notice. Seven female ambassadors build a moving bridge between a cappella music from the Zulu vocal tradition and the modern lives of African women.

An den Mond


Keyboard goddess Kristina Miller pays homage to the moon and lets her dazzling keyboard playing shine with Debussy's "Clair de Lune", Liszt's "Réminiscences de Norma" and jazz standards by Duke Ellington, among others, in its captivating light.


Vier Jahreszeiten


The Macedonian Ivan Trenev takes his accordion, gathers four fellow musicians around him, and together the quintet celebrates the tango nuevo - in the "Four Seasons" by Astor Piazzolla.