Board of directors
Dieter Nonhoff – Redwitzstraße 1 – 81925 München . Tel. +49 (0) 89 987700
Deputy chairman / Organisation / Programme:
Helge Augstein – Postbox 101061 – 80084 München – Tel. +49 (0) 89 26024333
Treasurer / Organisation
Rudi Wolf – Rauheckweg 15 – 83708 Kreuth – +49 (0) 8029 9969007
Beate Rauch – Josefstaler Str. 18 – 83727 Schliersee – Tel. +49 (0) 8026 71573
Association of Friends of the International Music Festival at lake Tegernsee
Director: Antoinette Radmer
Tel. +49 (0) 8022 24857
Natalia Gutman, Cellist and her late husband Oleg Kagan, Violin founded the International Music Festival Kreuth in 1990. Oleg Kagan being very ill already could only participate in the first edition of the festival and after two years the name was changed to Oleg Kagan Music Festival in his memory. Natalia Gutman remained artistic director for more than 20 years, and invited most of her prestigious friends to Kreuth.
The festival was organised by a registered society headed by Renita Engel-Aschoff for 17 years – since then Dieter Nonhoff is the Managing Director. From the beginning until now Rudi Wolf is a member of the board. In 2012 the festivals name was changed back from Oleg Kagan to the original name Music Festival Kreuth.
Since 1990 many of the world most renowned artists have been guests at Kreuth – only some can be mentioned here:
Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Kolja Blacher, Pavol Breslik, Eduard Brunner, Brigitte Fassbaender, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Fischer, David Fray, Christian Gerhaher, David Geringas, Matthias Goerne, Leonidas Kavakos, Evgeny Kissin, Philip Langridge, Igor Levit, Alexei Lubimov, Radu Lupu, Oleg Maisenberg, Misha Maisky, Shlomo Mintz, Boris Pergamenschikow, Margaret Price, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Swjatoslaw Richter, Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, Valer Sabadus, Olga Scheps, Peter Schreier, Ivan Sokolov, Viktor Tretjakov, Maxim Vengerov, Pavel Vernikov, Elisso Virsaladze, Jörg Widmann, Thomas Zehetmair and many more.
Among the String Quartets were: Armida, Amati, Auryn, Borodin, Cherubini, Kronos, Henschel, Jerusalem, Keller, Mandelring, Petersen and Vogler.
The Munich and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras have been regular guest ensembles and so have been Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, Musica Viva and Moscow Soloists. The Choir of King´s College Cambridge visited 2017.
For lectures, famous German actors such as Thomas Holtzmann, Sunnyi Melles or Friedrich von Thun appeared on stage.
From the beginning the festivals claim was to present first class chamber music in a magical environment, always including young artists in the programmes.
In 2002 Dieter Nonhoff suggested to establish the „Oleg Kagan Foundation at Lake Tegernsee“ so secure the festivals financial fundament.
Natalia Gutman and the lake townships were among the first donors.
Many friends of the festival have since then contributed and helped to rise the foundation capital to up to € 800.000 in 2016.
Dieter Nonhoff is Head of the board of directors.
Natalia Gutman was made „Honorary Chairwoman“.
Nördliche Hauptstraße 3
Tel. +49 8029 666
Dieter Nonhoff, chairman
Am Graben 1a
Tel. +49 8022 74387
Tel. +49 89 26024333
Josefstaler Str. 18
Tel. +49 8026 71573
+49 8029 9969007
Josef Bierschneider, chairman
Dr. Georg Vorbrugg, deputy chairman
Dr. Martin Mihalovits