HIMS Academy stands for ‘Encounter – Experience – Learning’ in the fields of classical music, art and culture. A special focus is on intercultural exchange. Current and future projects benefit from the enthusiasm and many years of experience of the company’s founders in these fields. This is the basis of the HIMS Academy’s claim to organize events and projects with a high degree of professionalism, quality and exclusivity.
Schloss Hafenpreppach, the castle garden and park as well as the adjacent buildings offer ideal conditions for performance, exhibitions, creativity, education and tranquility to experience and practice music and art from different perspectives.
The location of the castle in the district of Hassfurt, the proximity to the regions of Coburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Bayreuth and last but not least Würzburg forms a great basis for the integration of an attractive space into the concept.
Our current planning
We are pleased to announce our first festival week in Hafenpreppach and Tambach Castle together with the association ‘Musik und Kunst in Hafenpreppach’.
From July 7 to 16, various international young artists will set new accents for music and culture in our region with a diverse and exciting program. The individual events will be complemented by a culinary festival in the Hafenpreppach castle garden, which will open our festival week on July 7.
The young Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon is the focus of the concert series. After a first encounter with him in 2019 at the Verbier Festival, he is currently continuing his successful path in New York. We are pleased that he will be accompanied in three concerts by the young ladies Irena Josifoska (cello) and Mathilde Milwidsky (violin), who have also been very successful internationally.
The musical program of the week will be framed by the artist Smita Kinkale from Mumbai in India. The focus of her work is the creation of sculptures from scrap material. During her on-site visit, there will be an opportunity to look over her shoulder at this exciting task.
The end of the festival week is the now traditional Jazz brunch, to which we again welcome the Jazz Colors from Bamberg on Sunday, July 16, in the castle park Hafenpreppach.
Ticket orders for the concerts as well as the Jazz Brunch and registration for the culinary feast:
By phone: 0173 6060302
In the future, the Academy’s educational program will include summer academies for students from foreign, internationally oriented educational institutions. In courses and events lasting from one to several weeks, participants will be given attractive opportunities to actively experience and learn about various forms of art and music. The programs are embedded in cultural offerings of the region of Upper and Lower Franconia as well as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.
Art exhibitions are planned for the palace’s garden and park, which are undergoing a redesign.
In an ‘artist in residence concept’, interested people from near and far will have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned artists, to experience them at work and to learn a lot about art and its creation. Exhibitions will round off this offer.
Since the beginning of January, the musical palette of our offer has expanded thanks to our new Steinway concert grand piano. This will be put to wonderful use extensively in our further programs and in our academy operations.