the idea. Cultural and political exchange in a manageable circle and in a private atmosphere – in times of global and media uncertainty people long for it. And we know: The strongest impulses still arise in personal encounters, in the direct experience of art and artists, in exchanges with experts, in conversations with substance.

This is what »the salonfestival« welcomes you to. We are a rapidly growing network. We see the Salon as the contemporary place for experiencing art and culture and for discourse on the urgent issues of our time. The idea has already been adopted in twenty cities. Cape Town is the first salon city on international level.

»Such a salonfestival evening in your own home exudes a special magic – friends and strangers come together for an intensive cultural enjoyment. It doesn’t take much, and for a few hours new sounds and applause, excited listening and diverse conversations bubble through the rooms. Rooms transform, the house vibrates pleasantly. We wouldn’t want to miss the wonderful experience of three musical evenings with us.«

Ina D.Gastgeberin in Düsseldorf