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Herrenchiemsee Festpiele

Program Director



Josef Kröner studied violin at the Musikhochschule in Munich and became an early member of the Munich Radio Orchestra as 1st violinist. Numerous engagements have taken him to the most important concert halls worldwide. Since the early 1990s he has had a deep musical and later personal friendship with Enoch zu Guttenberg. As co-founder of the KlangVerwaltung orchestra, Josef Kröner has been involved in the development of the Herrenchiemsee Festival from the very beginning. Initially responsible for artistic coordination, from 2014 onwards his area of responsibility grew from programming to management by 2017. Since the death of Enoch zu Guttenberg in June 2018, he has been responsible for the overall direction of the International Herrenchiemsee Festival.

Josef Kröner

Executive programme director



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