Circle of friends from House Marteau

Circle of friends

We would particularly like to thank “Freundeskreis Haus Marteau“ which initiated the International Violin Competition Henri Marteau in Lichtenberg. The 125th anniversary of Henri Marteau’s birth inspired the association “Freundeskreis der Internationalen Musikbegegnungsstätte Haus Marteau e.V.“ to organise the International Violin competition and to conduct it autonomously in 2002 and 2005.

This commitment under the guidance of the then chairman Wilfried Schönweiß was a great success. However, as the competition relied completely
on voluntary work, it was not possible to continue with this construct on a permanent basis. Therefore one looked for institutions in Upper Franconia which would be able to take over responsibility of organisation and management for this event.

The District of Upper Franconia as government partner and Hof Symphony as organisers have been happy to take over this work and successfully conducted the International Violin Competition Henri Marteau since 2008. We want to thank the persons responsible of “Freundeskreises Haus Marteau“, especially the honorary chairman Wilfried Schönweiß and the current chairwoman Ulrike Brett-Einsiedel.

We appreciate and respect the work that has been done to date in the interests of the young musicians and want to thank everybody involved for the  support of the violin competition in the past years.