The Festival

The ‘Monheim Triennale’ is an international music festival aiming to document ground-breaking artistic positions in contemporary music. Artistic Director is Reiner Michalke.

From 2023 onwards, the ‘Monheim Triennale’ will be held at a three-year interval at the ‘Kulturraffinerie K714’, an industrial monument located directly along the Rhine river which is currently being converted into a venue for events. However, in 2020 there will be a first, smaller edition of this new festival.

The aim of the ‘Monheim Triennale’ is to present both current improvised and composed as well as popular music eye-to-eye in a joint festival context.

"It’s a great privilege and a wonderful opportunity to live up to such a challenge. At the same time, a festival of this kind also marks the beginning of a new era for the way contemporary music is being presented. I hope to come as close as possible to our ambitious goals”, comments Artistic Director Reiner Michalke who was Artistic Director at Moers Festival from 2006 to 2016 and is the current Programme Director at Cologne's Stadtgarten.

Mayor Daniel Zimmermann: "We regard the Monheim Triennale as a great opportunity for our city. A festival of this kind will not just help the city of Monheim/Rhine to achieve international acclaim. We also foresee contact possibilities between performing festival artists with Monheim's children and youth which thereby further promotes cultural education".

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