Henri Marteau (1874-1934) built a beautifully located villa in Lichtenberg between 1911-1913, where he lived and worked until his death. Surrounded by a captivating and inspiring landscape the Villa is situated on the outskirts of town (population: 1300) in a park-like garden.
With the establishment of the International Music Retreat, the district of Upper Franconia continued what Marteau had intended for his house: the individual promotion of music students from all over the world in small groups. The district has modernized and augmented the agenda, adding a variety of professional and amateur musician training courses. The following instruments are available at the Marteau House: four grand pianos, a Hammerklavier, six upright pianos, a harpsichord, a set of Orff instruments and a complete range of percussion instruments.
The first round and semi-finals of the competition take place in Haus Marteau from April 25th to May 2nd, 2023. Audience members are welcome!