The Tyrol Festival Erl was founded by Gustav Kuhn, and together with its president, Dr Hans Peter Haselsteiner, the festival has now become a highly acclaimed, regular feature on the arts calendar in the European festival landscape. What began in 1998 as a summer festival has evolved to become an all-year-round operation consisting of opera, concerts and chamber music. The Festival has its own orchestra, a Choral and Orchestra Academy, as well as a costume manufactory, all located in the Festspielhaus Erl. Besides focusing on music by Wagner, Richard Strauss, Mozart and Rossini, the Tyrol Festival Erl also devotes itself intensively to the performance of contemporary music.
From the very beginning, the success of the Tyrol Festival Erl has been founded on the encouragement of young talent by Gustav Kuhn. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Tyrol Festival, and in a joint project with the federal province of Tyrol, students from all over the world are offered the possibility of rehearsing Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony in the context of the Orchestra Academy.
Young musicians have the opportunity of gaining important orchestral experience, directed by Gustav Kuhn and renowned lecturers, and the result of these rehearsals will be presented at the final concert on 8 April in the Festspielhaus in Erl.