About the Festival Friends' Association

The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Friends' Association is where it all began. The support of its more than 8,300 members plays a major role in ensuring that the idea of bringing music to the people, which Justus Frantz and Leonard Bernstein launched in 1986, continues to be lived out at the highest level more than 30 years after its foundation. It is also home to the local volunteer festival ambassadors, whose dedication ensures that festival artists feel at home here in the north. The Festival Friends' Association also supports the valuable educational work of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF), especially the international festival orchestra.

With a membership in the association, you become part of our festival family and will be very close to this unique cultural experience. Look behind the scenes during program previews and excursions and experience the intensive rehearsals of our festival orchestra in Büdelsdorf and the master classes in Lübeck free of charge. You will also have priority access to the concert hall seating maps and benefit from exclusive ticket releases.