Passion. For music. For life!

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion!” a philosopher* said, and we at the Festival Maribor couldn’t agree more.

Passion is the force behind the unbridled creativity, which became the trade mark of our festival. It is the bursting, burning, explosive energy, which drives our musicians into the unimagined heights. It is the invisible force, which draws our audiences like a magnet. It si the unstoppable power, which fuses both of them together until they became one, joined in a powerful eruption of emotions.

This is why we put passion into the centre of our 2018 programmes: from Haydn’s passion for beauty to Beethoven’s passion for freedom, from Mozart’s passion for life to children’s passion for learning. With the charismatic (and passionate) Nicolas Altstaedt leading the pack, and with Alexander Lonquich, Haydn Philharmonie, Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra, Gergely Dubóczky, Mahir Kalmik, Dávid Kutas, László Seeman, Boštjan Lipovšek and SNG Maribor Symphony orchestra following in his step, there is no doubt great things await us!
So join us from September 20th to September 28th and unleash your passion for (great) music. And life!

*G. W. F. Hegel