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Dubrovnik – Festival of chamber music among ancient walls
The story behind the Festival of chamber music Julian Rachlin and friends began in 2000. when one of the world's most famous violon maestro's Julian Rachlin appeared at the Dubrovnik summer festival for the first time. Thrilled with the atmpsphere, ambience and accoustics of Knežev dvor, the Austrian violinist instantly fell in love with Dubrovnik and came to the idea of organizing a summer music festival located inside a unique historical city core, the most beautiful musical stage.

The first festival was already held the year after. Maestro Rachlin invited his friends to join him at these concerts in Dubrovnik and they were all as impressed with the city as he was. Even today, visitors of Dubrovnik include some of the world's most famous musicians – the cellist Mischa Maisky, pianist Itamar Golan, violinist Janine Jansen, cornist Radovan Vlatković and many others who take time out every September to visit Dubrovnik and the Festival. The uniqueness of this music event but also the venue it takes place at are best described by the maestro Rachlin himself : «I have never held concerts like the ones at Knežev dvor; the Festival in Dubrovnik represents an unusual combination of art and friendship, a rearly experienced synergy...».

In the past decade the Festival of chamber music Julian Rachlin and friends has become an unavoidable musical manifestation on the cultural map of Europe, that with its friendly atmosphere offers guests an ultimate musical experience.

All the chamber music concerts are held in the atrium of Knežev dvor, except when they are moved to the concert hall at Fort Revelin because of weather conditions. As a part of the Festival a free concert for the public is held at noon in the church of St. Ignacius and also interesting is the «Concert in white», at which the performers and the audience are all dressed in white.

This year the Festival will be held from the 1st to the 12th of September.

The Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County

The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik

Rachlin and Friends

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