The 2024 competition will take place!
Kloster Schöntal, August 22 to September 1, 2024
Patronage Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth
Artistic and Organizational management Marcus Meyer, Irina Munteanu
The Hohenlohe district, the Hohenlohe Cultural Foundation and the Schöntal Monastery Education Centre mourn the loss of
Professor Petru Munteanu
Holder of the silver medal of honour of the Hohenlohe district
* 26 June 1940 ✝ 17 November 2023
Professor Petru Munteanu founded the masterclasses for strings in 1987 and shortly afterwards the International Violin Competition at Schöntal Monastery, of which he was Artistic Director until his death. He supported generations of young violinists in an impressive way and helped many of them to achieve international careers. He was also one of the artistic personalities who supported the Hohenloher Kultursommer festival from the very beginning. In doing so, he has played a decisive role in shaping the cultural profile of the district and taking it out into the world.
We will all remember Petru Munteanu as a teacher, but above all as a person who dedicated his life to the violin, music and the promotion of young talent. His work in the district and for the Cultural Foundation will remain unforgotten.
Our deepest sympathies go to his family.
(Photographer C. Bleier)
Artistic and organizational direction Marcus Meyer and Irina Munteanu