Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe
22.08. - 01.09.2024
Monastery Schöntal
In memoriam to Professor Petru Munteanu

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 Directors Marcus Meyer, Irina Munteanu

The 2024 edition of the competition is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Petru Munteanu, founder and long-standing director of the competition.

Professor Petru Munteanu

Recipient of the Silver Medal of Honour of the Hohenlohe district

* June 26, 1940  † November 17, 2023

The Hohenlohe district, the Hohenlohe Cultural Foundation and the Bildungshaus Kloster Schöntal mourn the loss of Professor Petru Munteanu. He founded the masterclasses for strings in 1987 and shortly afterwards the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, of which he was Artistic Director until his passing. 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.

Patronage Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth
Artistic and organizational direction Marcus Meyer and Irina Munteanu
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