The 28th Festival Rarities of piano music

will be held on 15th-23rd of August 2014.

More information on the programme you will find here from mid-March 2014

In the north of Germany, near the Danish border in the North Frisian district capital of Husum, is a piano festival held every year since 1987. It is dedicated solely to the most seldom-played works of the piano repertoire. The “Rarities of Piano Music” Festival has quickly made its way from insider’s tip to a renowned festival among the connaisseurs and exercises a nearly magical draw on those who attend.


New: The festival book!

“Beyond the mainstream”

The book “Beyond the mainstream” spotlights the piano festival from various perspectives, with festival creator and artistic director Peter Froundjian as well as music journalists, longtime festival attendees, pianist Marc-André Hamelin and Copenhagen CD producer Jesper Buhl narrating their most spectacular and personal concert and festival experiences. Rounding off the book is a transcription of the highly original and descriptive 1987 lecture given at the very first festival by Berlin music critic Walther Kaempfer (1899-1991) of his experiences listening to numerous legendary pianists in concert, the majority of them heralding from the studios of Liszt and Leschetizky.

A large number of the works performed at the “Rarities of Piano Music” Festival are available on the annual live CD recording of the festival. An overview of the recorded works can be found in the supplement.

Editors: Johanna Jürgensen and Peter Froundjian, Nordfriesland Foundation

232 pages, STACCATO-Verlag, Düsseldorf, ISBN 978-3-932976-46-9, 22,80 €



Programme and ticket sale

Programme of this year´s festival you can find here.

Sale of subscriptions will start on April 1st, single tickets
will be available from 29th of April on.


Chamber music 2014

This year´s programme will be extended by including chamber music for piano: “Trio Wanderer” from France will give two concerts. These recitals are possible through the sponsorship of Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.


New Sponsor in 2014

Festival organiser of Rarities of piano music are very glad about a new sponsor: “Foundation Husumer Volksbank” and “Husumer Volksbank” will support the festival in the future.