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Invitation | Contemporary Music Focus

Deadline for registration: 19/11/2023

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is delighted to invite you to its Contemporary Music Focus to take place from November 17th to 19th in the frame of the rainy days Festival, organised by the Philharmonie Luxembourg. For this edition called “memory”, rainy days will present projects by composers Christopher Trapani and Bushra El-Turk, among others, and will also feature emerging composers. This first edition under the artistic leadership of Catherine Kontz will also present ensembles and composers from Luxembourg such as Nik Bohnenberger, Albena Petrovic, as well as Ivan Boumans.

rainy days will allow you to hear Luxembourgish ensembles dedicated to the circulation of contemporary music, notably United Instruments of Lucilin, Luxembourg Philharmonic, and Ars Nova Lux, along with the Ensemble Ictus, Aki Takahashi, and the Langham Research Centre.

Our visitor’s programme will give space to formal and informal meeting occasions in the frame of rainy days’ Coffee with Composers, as well as a speedmeeting session between national and international delegates.

The Kultur | lx team would be delighted to count you among its guests. In case you are interested to join the Contemporary Music Focus, please fill out the accreditation form below by September 29th 2023.

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Invitation | Classical Music Focus

Deadline for registration: 07/10/2023

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is delighted to invite you to its Classical Music Focus to take place on October 6th and 7th at the Trifolion Cultural Centre in Echternach, Luxembourg, in the frame of the Echter’Classic Festival. At the start of every autumn, the festival Echter’Classic makes Echternach vibrate to the sounds of chamber music, baroque music and much more. Concerts take place in various venues around Echternach, including the TRIFOLION, the Church of St. Peter & Paul and the Basilica of St. Willibrord. Located in the heart of Müllerthal, also known as “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”, Echternach is Luxembourg’s oldest city, and has shown a vibrant cultural and musical life for decades.

During these two Focus days, we invite you to discover the richness and liveliness of Luxembourg’s Classical music scene through showcases taking place in the frame of the Echter’Classic Festival. During those showcases, the violinist Sandrine Cantoreggi will present her project dedicated to Mel Bonis’ works for piano and violin.

You will also have the chance to listen to Maurice Clement, Resident Organist of the Luxembourg Philharmonie, presenting Cesar Franck’s works for organ. This Focus will also feature Luxembourg’s finest young talents, notably Zala and Val Kravos, two pianist siblings who will show their mastery of four-hand piano repertoire, as well as cellist Benjamin Kruithof, laureate of the Enescu Competition. Last but not least, the Ensemble de la Chapelle Saint-Marc will present a repertoire dedicated to early Italian music.

The official programme of the festival will feature the ensemble Kammerata Luxembourg in the frame of a programme dedicated to the young and promising Luxembourgish composer Nik Bohnenberger. On October 7th, you will be able to discover the project Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti, where the dancer-choreographer Elisabeth Schilling gives her choreographical vision of Ligeti’s Piano Etudes played live by Cathy Krier (ECHO Rising Star 2015/2016). Last but not least, the Victor Kraus Group, consisting of Luxembourg’s finest musicians around the percussionist Victor Kraus, will present a hybrid project around Simeon Ten Holt’s Canto Ostinato.

Along with these musical moments, this visitor’s programme will lead to encounters and formal networking moments to create opportunities for further exchanges with the local classical music scene.


  • 5:00 pm: welcoming cocktail at the Trifolion Echternach
  • 6:00 pm: showcase 1 – Zala & Val Kravos
  • 6:30 pm: dinner
  • 7:30 pm: concert – Bohnenberger Plus – Kammerata Luxembourg
  • 9:00 pm: showcase 2 – Maurice Clement


  • 10:00 am: visit of Echternach – upon interest
  • 11:30 am: showcase 3 – Ensemble de la Chapelle St. Marc
  • 12:00 pm: lunch
  • 1:30 pm: speed-meetings
  • 3:30 pm: Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti 
  • 5:00 pm: showcase 4 – Benjamin Kruithof
  • 6:00 pm: showcase 5 – Sandrine Cantoreggi
  • 6:30 pm: dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Canto Ostinato – Victor Kraus Group
  • 9:00 pm: after-party

In the frame of this invitation, we offer to cover a part of your travel and accommodation costs.

Transportation expenses

Kultur | lx offers transportation to Luxembourg up to a limit of 200€ for one person per institution. If you are travelling by car, we will consider 0,30€/km.

Shuttles will be organised for local transportation between your place of arrival and the hotel, as well as between the hotel and the festival venue. Please let us know your places and times of arrival and departure in the registration form.

Accommodation expenses

A free hotel room will be booked for you for the nights of October 6th and 7th 2023. If you wish to stay longer, those nights will be at your own expense. However, we could ask for an extension of your hotel booking if you plan to stay longer. Also, do not hesitate to specify if you want a single or double occupancy room.

Free Accreditation

Trifolion Echternach offers you a free pass to the festival. It will be given to you at the welcomedesk. This pass grants you free access to all activities of the Focus and the catering area.

The Kultur | lx team would be delighted to count you among its guests for this promising event. In case of interest, please fill out the following form by September 4th, 2023.

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