A Review - 2023

:alpenarte Highlights

The :alpenarte in 2023 was all about local talent and top international artists. A special innovation were the pre-concerts in the foyer, which offered a stage for young up-and-coming artists from Vorarlberg, followed by performances by international musicians in the Angelika Kauffmann Saal. On Sunday, the focus was on a commissioned composition written by the young Tyrolean composer Michael A. Leitner, which was premiered by the brass quintet R.E.T. Chamber Brass.

The :alpenarte placed great emphasis on personal encounters between artists and audience. Director Matthias Honeck and his sister Anna Maria emphasized this direct contact and created an intimate living room atmosphere at the opening concert “I dr Stuba”, in which the audience sat in close contact with the musicians. In addition to music, the festival also focused on culinary delights, conceptual art and photography. Visitors had the opportunity to get to know the artists personally at a “Meet the Artists” event.

The :alpenarte also offered an extensive music education program for the youngest, including hands-on concerts and performances at various secondary schools in the region. A total of almost 1000 pupils were addressed.

10th to 13th of October 2024

:alpenarte Vision

Imagine a festival where the most talented young musicians of the national and international music scene meet.

A festival that creates a place for exchange and encounter in the Angelika Kauffmann Hall – nestled in the idyllic landscape of the Bregenzerwald.

A festival that becomes a total experience for its audience; a place where all the senses are touched; a place where the diversity of the arts can present and meet.

A festival where musicians meet visual artists, literature meets architecture, regional cuisine meets traditional craftsmanship, young meets old, regional meets international – in the concert hall, in the chapel, in the “Tenn” or on the alpine meadow.

This is how we envision our festival,
our :alpenarte.

Matthias Honeck, Artistic Director
Anna Maria Honeck, MAS, Artistic Management

The Festival Program in Autumn 2023

„I dr Stuba“ : Lounge Concert

13. October 2023, 17:30 O'Clock

Angelika Kauffmann Saal, Schwarzenberg

Grand Concert

14. October 2023, 17:30 O'Clock

Angelika Kauffmann Saal, Schwarzenberg

Special : A Capella for worship

15. October 2023, 10:00 O'Clock

Church, Andelsbuch

Vocal : Brass

15. October 2023, 15:30 O'Clock

Angelika Kauffmann Saal, Schwarzenberg

Exhibition in the foyer

Gurbet 2022, Ebru on cotton, 30 x 30 cm
Johannes Muxel: Milchstraße über dem Schafberg,



Wolfgang Mätzler, chef since 1988, awarded to the hood chef and still no less convinced in his vocation and profession, has realized his long-awaited and matured need – “to bring stories into the glass”. He was inspired by the countless preserving jars of his grandmother, which found their place like treasures on the basement shelves, the summer and the associated smells, flavors, stories and anecdotes firmly locked inside, waiting to be opened again on cooler days …. and the preserved was able to revive with all its power the memories. For Wolfgang it was clear that he would continue to pursue the experience of preserving and what it produces, to hone and refine the technique and to bring joy to many people with it!

fairkocht stands for fairness. From farmer to consumer. An attitude of values is reflected in the treatment of the animal and in the quality.

“We see it as our duty to raise the value of meat, that is, of the animal, the sensitivity, mindfulness and honest performance of farmers and to bring it to the awareness of the people. We are obliged to take climate protection seriously. Regional food production and agriculture must be supported – in every way.” (Wolfgang Mätzler)

Partners & Sponsors

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