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The Leipzig Schumann Festival week honours the famous composer couple.

Schumann Festival Week in Leipzig, the Music City

Interior view of the Schumann House with three people inside, one of whom is at the piano, Leipzig, city of music, cultural venue, museum
Clara Schumann too, was a celebrated pianist. © Dirk Brzoska

The Schumann Festival Week, which takes place around Robert and Clara Schumann's wedding anniversary on 12 September and Clara's birthday on 13 September, shines a light on the couple's life and work.

Another friend of the family tends to step into the limelight. Look forward to excellent chamber music recitals and guided tours.

2018 Festival Week

The festival week taking place from 08 to 16 September 2018 will already, to some extent, be setting the wheels in motion for Clara Schumann's 200th anniversary in 2019. To pay tribute to Clara Schumann, Leipzig's Schumann Association e.V. (registered association) would like to open a redesigned museum. The promise of renowned artists performing at events and concerts during this festival week serves to promote the initiative.

Clara Schumann

Portrait of composer Clara Schumann who was married to Robert Schumann and lived in the Leipzig, the Music City, culture, Gewandhaus
Clara Schumann © Franz Hanfstaengl

Robert Schumann

Portrait of composer Robert Schumann who lived in Leipzig together with his wife Clara Schumann, culture, Gewandhaus
Robert Schumann © Joseph Kriehuber

Life and work of the artist couple

2019 Festival Week

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann, the festival week in 2019 is to take place from 12 to 29 September.