Youth Arts Festival

About us

The Youth Arts Festival, held by Internationale Volkskulturkreis e.V, is a cultural event aiming to communicate arts and music. Its content includes chorus, orchestra, dance and painting. This festival mainly takes place in Europe (Germany and Austria), and Asia (China and Japanese) and the US have been also the event locations. The event theme for spring is named International Youth Arts Festival, while for summer the World Youth Arts Festival.

The Art Changes the World

Since 2011, leaded by the famous conduct master Hahn, the chorus, orchestras, dance groups and little painters from all over the world have been gathered in Europe for music and arts communication. In 2016, professor Hahn took the 57-member Stuttgart Bach Chorus and completed a 10-day concert trip in cities such as Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. The way of making friends through music has become a tradition of the Festival. At the new year of 2017, the Junger Kammerchor Boeblingen back-visited China for one week in a group of 20 members, and held concerts in Hong Kong and Macao, too. 

The music communication highly depends on the guide of masters. Besides the master classes at the Festival, we also invite German musicians to China to teach young musicians every spring and autumn.

The Youth Arts and Culture Festival, rich and colorful in its content, is an art feast which leaves unforgettable exotic music experience to every participant.

Arts Directors

Jörg-Hannes Hahn

ART DIRECTOR

Professor Jörg-Hannes Hahn studied church music, organ, piano and conduct from Werner Jacob, Ludger Lohmann and Marie-ClaireAlain in Paris. In 1992, he acquired the Nuremberg International Organ Week Music Festival Prize.

Andreas Mitschke

ART DIRECTOR

Born in Leipzig and trained as a professional dancer, Andreas Mitschke studied musicology, history of art and church – music before focusing on conducting.

Our Jurys

Holger Frank Heimsch

Jury

As a music educator (LA) and cultural and media educator (BA), he engages in the school and extracurricular field of cultural, music and media education. Heimsch works in the SWR Choral Management, is Deputy Music Director of the Choir Youth in the SCV and presenter / producer of the radio program “Vocals On Air”.

MICHAEL CULO

Jury

Michael Čulo was born in 1980 in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

In 2010 he was Music Director of the Lutheran World Federation Eleventh Assembly and in 2010 he was appointed Associate Conductor with the Stuttgart´s Boys Choir “Collegium Iuvenum”.

Since July 2013 he is the follower of Friedemann Keck as the official Conductor of the Boyschoir.

Bruno Seitz​

Jury

Mr.Bruno Seitz is the head of wind music association of Baden-Württemberg. He graduated from Stuttgart State University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2007, he was the president of Metzingen Conservatory.

Sabine Bloehs​

Jury

Stuttgart Children’s Dance School is a professional college teaching children ballet, jazz and tap dance, in possess of hundreds of dancers. The president Sabine Bloehs has been teaching ballet, jazz and tap dance for more than 20 years in Stuttgart.

Heiko Schulze

Jury

He was born in Deborne, Heiko Schultz in 1970, and started his first instrument education, with major in trumpet, baritone and piano, in the youth wind ensemble of Espenheim School.

Tanja Treffler​

Jury

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Our Partners

ICMF
European Choral Association
Landesblasorchester Baden-Württemberg
Fachverband Shantychöre Deutschland
Förderverein für Deutsch-Chinesische Freundschaft Schorndorf e.V.
VHS Esslingen
ZH Travel & Kultur GmbH
Fukesi International Culture Communication (Beijing) Co. Ltd
Spielmanns- und Fanfarenzug Hemmingen
Junger Kammerchor Böblingen
Kultur- & Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Musikverein Wien