Since 1982, the Bezirk Oberfranken has been offering up to 40 master classes a year in almost all subjects of classical music in the former artist’s villa of the violinist Henri Marteau (1874-1934). In the historical ambience of Haus Marteau, young musicians can hone their skills with the help of renowned lecturers. The master classes traditionally end with a public final concert.
Every three years, young violinists from all over the world compete in the International Henri Marteau Violin Competition at the artist’s villa. Haus Marteau also enriches cultural life in Upper Franconia with the concert series “Haus Marteau auf Reisen“, the Jugendsymphonieorchester Oberfranken (Upper Franconia Youth Symphony Orchestra) and the 3-Klang project.