For the Kissinger Sommer the members of the sponsorship association (Förderverein) are more than just supporters.

They are reliable friends on whose loyalty one can build. In return, members can feel like premium customers of the festival. They have numerous advantages, above all they receive the festival programme earlier than all other customers and may benefit from a three-week pre-booking right. Strong demand and sold-out events in recent years have shown that this is an invaluable advantage - members can choose their preferred seat before all other customers.

Since the Kissinger Sommer 2017, the members of the Friends have received a personal VIP card that identifies them as premium customers. The barcode on the back facilitates ticket purchase. Another advantage: on presentation of the VIP card, the holder receives the programme booklet of the concert free of charge.

Fördervereinskarte 2021

The Förderverein Kissinger Sommer has supported many younger artists affected by the general cancellation of the 2020 festival by providing cancellation fees. On the initiative of the board of the Förderverein, a high-calibre mini-festival "Kissinger Spätsommer" became possible in autumn 2020. Here, six concerts were supported through the payment of fees. These were "Originals and Forgeries" on 08.10. The Duo Aliada on 10.10. and on 11.10. at the Jazz Breakfast. The "Diabelli Variations" with Herbert Schuch on 11.10. In addition, the autumn festival, the Kissinger Piano Olympics, which was launched in 2003, is co-financed by the members of the Förderverein.

Since 1999, the Luitpold Prize, endowed with 5,000 €, has been awarded to young artists. Since 1999, Nikolai Znaider, Alisa Weilerstein, Jochen Kupfer, Isa Gericke, Baiba Skride, Jan Kobow, Mojca Erdmann, Peter Ovtcharov, Tine Thing Helseth, David Lomeli, Igor Levit, Kejia Xiong, Anna Lucia Richter, Julia Novikova, Konstantin Shamray, Kian Soltani, Sung Min Song, Andrei Ioniţă, Julian Trevelyan, Sheva Tehoval and this year Sarah Aristidou. These young elite are already presenting themselves as stars.
The membership form for the Kissinger Sommer Förderverein is printed on the back of the order form and can be downloaded as a pdf file from the homepage.

Become a member of the Förderverein Kissinger Sommer e. V.

The Förderverein was founded in 1992 and is now the festival's largest sponsor. A membership grants you several benefits:

  • Exclusive programme presentation for members of the Friends of the Festival
  • You will receive the festival programme as early as the beginning of November
  • You have three weeks' advance purchase rights
  • You will receive a personal membership card
  • On presentation of the membership card, you will receive a free programme before the concert begins
  • Reception by the Friends of the Festival at a selected concert of the Festival
  • You will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt


Martha Müller, Treasurer
Julius-Echter-Str. 2
97688 Bad Kissingen
Tel.: +49 971 8026911-1
Telefax: +49 971 8026911-9
Mobil: + 49 171 6453145

Förderverein Kissinger Sommer