Museum Zinkhütter Hof

Festival Momentum e.V.

FESTIVAL MOMENTUM e.V. was founded on April 16, 2019. It is a non-profit organization that offers the festival the framework of the event.

All grants and donations can thus be claimed against the tax. The association is made up of regular and supporting members as well as honorary members.

Statutes of the non-profit association FESTIVAL MOMENTUM e.V. (german)

The festival

Klassik FESTIVAL MOMENTUM was launched by Patricia Buzari in 2015 and celebrated its premiere in 2016. Since then, it has taken place once a year. The venue is the Zinkhütter Hof Museum in Stolberg Rhineland - a city with 900 years of history, wonderfully located on the border triangle (Germany-Belgium-Netherlands). Two of the goals are to enrich the city, but also the region, culturally with a further note and to set a clear sign of intercultural cooperation.

As part of FESTIVAL MOMENTUM, there is also a children's concert and a youth concert (“Young Artists in concert”) to promote creative growth. The proceeds from the children's concert go to a good cause for children.

Patricia Buzari

First Chairwoman and Artistic Director

Patricia Buzari

Patricia Buzari

The German-Iranian pianist received her first piano lessons at the age of ten. Three years later she gave her first concert, which was broadcast on the radio. As a young student, she was enrolled in Alla Blatow's piano class at the Anton Rubinstein Academy in Düsseldorf. During this phase, she participated in numerous competitions, including at “Jugend musiziert” and the “Deutsche Tonkünstler Verband” - where she was awarded first prizes. From 2004 to 2011 she studied at the world-renowned university for music, theater and media in Hanover.

Fundamentally, she shaped Prof. Matti Raekallio in pianistic terms. In chamber music they promoted Prof. Klaus Heitz and Prof. Gerhard Faulstich in particular during their university years and contributed to their artistic development. She passed all of her exams with distinction.

Participation in several master classes - i.a. with Prof. Vladimir Krainev, Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Leon Fleisher, Lang Lang, Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov, Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Prof. Andrzej Jasiński, Prof. Seymour Bernstein - rounded off their artistic skills and pedagogical know-how - take off. From 2006-2016 she worked at the "Institute for the Early Promotion of Highly Gifted Musicians" (IFF) in Hanover, where she prepared the students for podiums and competitions.

She has performed concerts across German borders on stages in Italy, England, Turkey, Austria, Korea, U.S.A., Canada, Switzerland and many more. let make music. Amongst others she made music within Germany. at the Marler debut, Hanover Opera House, Beethoven Hall Hanover, NDR Hall Hanover, Bremen Broadcast Hall, Broadcast Hall Saarbrücken and many more. As a soloist she has performed with orchestras conducted by Juri Gilbo and Prof. Wojciech Rajski.

The “Klassik Festival Momentum”, which she founded, premiered in July 2016:

In 2018 her debut CD "Rêve d`amour" was released with works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms (TACET Label).

Artist in Residence

Alexander Krichel

“Having established and directing my own Festival, I know which challenges are to face in this artistic endeavour, but also which great joy it is to see the seeds flourishing and blossoming. I wish MOMENTUM from the bottom of my heart all the best!”

Alexander Krichel - Kultur Rockt


kindly supported by

F. Victor Rolff Stiftung
NRW Bank
Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland
Stiftung Kinder Brauchen Musik
Kunststiftung NRW


Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben


Stadt Stolberg
VR Bank eG
Museum Zinkhuetter Hof
Steinway & Sons Düsseldorf
Vichter Landhaus
Sparkasse Aachen
Breitkopf & Härtel
Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Aachen
Up & Down Transporte GmbH

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If you would like to support our voluntary work, you can send a donation to:

Festival Momentum e.V.
Förderverein PRO MOMENTUM
IBAN: DE38 3905 0000 1073 3710 54