Welcome friends

the 12th Fortepiano Festival 2021 is all about the phenomenon of dedications of compositions of the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods. Dedications vividly tell of friendships and networks. It was mainly the patrons, patrons, patrons or even lovers to whom the works were dedicated. Unique musical monuments were deliberately dedicated to them, on the one hand to thank the honored and on the other hand to preserve their affection in the future. At the same time, the dedications provide a glimpse into the often hidden, personal and private relationships of the artists.


We invite you to discover and experience dedicated compositions from Haydn to Beethoven to Schubert at this year's Fortepiano Festival 2021. Played on historical fortepianos, these works develop a very special charm that takes you into the sound world of the composers and is rarely heard in this form.


Only thanks to numerous supporters and sponsors of the Fortepiano-Konzertverein e.V. this 12th festival can take place. Our heartfelt thanks go to all of them!


I am very much looking forward to seeing you again at our concerts!


Yuko Abe-Haueis