AFS 2022 70 Years-On Thinking Group

Hermann Schnitzer

President of südtirol festival merano . meran

The Meraner Musikwochen/Setttimane Musicali Meranesi was introduced in 1986 to celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the renowned spa town Merano. It gave impetus to the great tradition as a music town. Owing to Mild climate, the Mediterranean vegetation, the architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire reveals its history as traditional spa town in the heart of South Tyrol, in a Central European Region where two important cultures from North and South meet and a population with three different languages lives

Together organised by the Artistic Director, Andreas Cappello the festival starts with small high level ensembles, increasing every year by quality and audience. In 2002 the Festival becomes member of EFA and Italiafestival. In 2010 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the festival, südtirol festival merano . meran had the great honor to host the EFA General Assembly “Open the Door” and in 2011 Hermann was elected as member of the EFA Board and since 2017 as Vice-President. In November 2017, the festival hosted and co-organised an Atelier for Young Festival Managers of The Festival Academy,.