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
Festival week music and art from 29 July – 6 August 2023 in Hafenpreppach and Surroundings
We are pleased to be able to offer a festival week with music and art in Hafenpreppach and the surrounding area for the first time this summer. After the promise of various renowned artists, we are now entering into the concrete planning of the festival week. The musical framework will be set in particular by the guest performance of the young Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon, who lives in New York.
The pianist has already attracted attention in Europe at the Verbier Festival and at various performances with the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. Already fixed is our already traditional Jazz Brunch on August 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Schlosspark Hafenpreppach, which will again be arranged by the musicians of the Jazz Colors Bamberg.
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.