Christoph Koncz, © Andreas Hechenberger

Exclusive: Christoph Koncz in a short interview

“Begegnungen. People and Places” is the motto of Klosters Music in 2024. In a short series, we ask our artists for their thoughts on it.

Which encounter, which person was particularly important for your musical career – and why?

I come from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians – my father is a conductor, my mother is a flautist, my sister teaches piano and my brother is a cellist. Classical music has therefore been a natural part of my life from an early age and I am very grateful that I have been able to live out my passion for it for so many years now.

What place is an important retreat for you?

I particularly enjoy spending time in nature, whether hiking in the Austrian Alps or on the beaches of the English Channel in Normandy. This helps me regain my strength and I use these impressions as inspiration for my artistic work.

What do you associate with Klosters and the festival?

I was born on Lake Constance and have been a frequent musical guest in Switzerland, most recently at the Zurich Opera House. In fact, my brother Stephan performed at Klosters Music two years ago as a member of the Philharmonix Ensemble and I’m really looking forward to meeting the festival guests in person at my upcoming debut with the Munich Chamber Orchestra!


03 August, 7 pm, Concert hall, Arena Klosters
Ben Goldscheider (Horn), Christph Koncz (Conductor), Münchener Kammerorchester