One day before his 86th birthday, on the 5th of December 2015, Nikolaus Harnoncourt ended his career as a conductor – his health doesn’t allow for more. Only three months later, on March 5th, 2016, he died, surrounded by his family, at the house at Attersee:
Am 5.3.2016 ist Nikolaus Harnoncourt friedlich im Kreis seiner Familie entschlafen. Trauer und Dankbarkeit sind groß. Es war eine wunderbare Zusammenarbeit.
One of the few true stars among conductors worldwide, Nikolaus Harnoncourt has reached an audience of millions while always remaining true to himself, which means, first and foremost,
as a faithful servant of his art.
This is the official website of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, which has been completely redesigned in January 2015. Please forgive the possible mistakes, as the team of the styriarte Festival, responsible for this Harnoncourt-Homepage, continues to improve and expand the information provided.