In 2013 North Halland Kungsbacka Chamber music festivals and music at the Kattegat came together and became Change Music Festival. The festival offers first-class chamber music in three locations : Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka and Varberg. Artistic director of the festival is Simon Crawford - Phillips. This year's theme for Change Music Festival is Connections. We want to emphasize the meeting with our audience, with the composers whose music we have in front of us, and the musicians who perform. Each piece of music that is played during the festival is inserted in a context that focuses on the connection between the music and its defining place in history. Meetings between cultures, art forms and generations. In a modern world of ever-present virtual contacts, we go in search of something more tangible hands-on and real.



18.00 Slottshallen, Tjolöholms Slott

Arvet från Bach

Kungsbacka Piano Trio / Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble / Ruby Hughes / Jonas Nordberg. When these musicians take on some of history's best chamber music sparks shoot at the castle. Music by Bach, Schumann, Purcell and Mendelssohn . Light refreshments during the break included.

120 min including pause 230 SEK.

20.30 Magasinet, Tjolöholms Slott

Rumänsk musik i folkton

George Enescu's phenomenal octet for strings performed by some of the best chamber musicians. Followed by lively Romanian folk music, including Ionel Cristea (clarinet), Magnus Lanning (Cimbalom ) and Sébastien Dubé in a rousing concert where several musician joins.

60 min, 130 SEK.


11.00 Slottskyrkan, Tjolöholms Slott

En hyllning till Bach

The British violinist Katherine Gowers in sonorous cooperation with Kungsbackas own violin masters Malin Broman and an ensemble with some of Europe 's foremost string players in a Bach program topped by Bach double concerto for two violins.

60 min, 130 SEK.

15.00 Magasinet, Tjolöholms Slott

Hitchcocks Psycho Live

Stockholm Syndrome Ensembles own image set version of Bernard Herremans famous soundtrack to Hitchcock's legendary film Psycho in combination with Korngold's late romantic piano quintet . Hollywood's seductive music and its European origin.

60 min, 130 SEK.

18.00 Slottshallen, Tjolöholms Slott

Renässansens mästare

The festival's two musical hub Kungsbacka Piano Trio and Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble with guest soloists. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Beethoven's " Spöktrio," Britten's Cello Sonata and the organ works of Gibbons in Slottshallen. A night to remember. Light refreshments during the break included.

120 min, 230 SEK.

20.30 Magasinet, Tjolöholms Slott - avslutningskonsert


"La Follia" with Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble, rare swinging Räfven, culture school and Change youth projects. Communication on many levels. A melting pot of musical force and motion in a cathedral -like magazine concludes the festival.

90 min, 130 SEK.