Stift Festival 2020

“Limited Edition”

    Isolation, Revolution, Freedom, Brotherhood, Nature and Love

June 25th, 2020

It is a tremendous joy to be able to announce the reimagined Stiftfestival 2020 – Limited Edition from 23 to 29 August. Although I’m sad not to be able to greet all the artists and friends in August that had originally been imagined, it makes me extremely happy that this 16th Stiftfestival will take place!

It is in these unusual and disconcerting times something unbelievably precious and somehow magical to be able to make music again, to share the stage and, maybe above all, to share the festival spirit with these wonderful musicians from all over the world, and with you, our audience.

Please find here the full festival program and information about the amazing artists. The core of the programme is a journey through Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas and chamber music, celebrating the timeless Beethovenian ideals of Brotherhood, Freedom, Nature, Love and humanity. The festival highlights the beauty of Twente, with concerts in castles, medieval churches and cathedrals and in forests and gardens, with an adventurous and eclectic programme.

It will be such a joy to be able to play for you and greet you in August and to share all together the boundless beauty of music!

Daniel Rowland
Artistic director


We are now presenting a programme with several concerts during the whole week. Inside, outside and several of them online via livestream. Tickets for the livestream will be available in the first week of August.
The complete programme is now online:


Most of the Stift musicians have known each other for years. They regularly meet during this and other festivals worldwide. All of them are taken by the charms of the romantic Stift Church, the other venues, the loving audience and the famous hospitality and “gezelligheid” of this Summer festival.