Bringing together professional and young artists from across the world

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Talis Festival & Academy!

We are delighted to announce that in 2019 we will be travelling to the scenic city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After 5 incredible years in the Swiss Alps, we are now excited to perform music in the Dinaric Alps. What better place to bring the Talis Festival & Academy than in the vibrant city of Sarajevo, which offers one of a kind fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, with architecture from the Ottoman era juxtaposed with Austro-Hungarian buildings. Talis Festival will have the honor to perform in some of the city’s most beautiful and monumental buildings, like the 16th century historic Bosnian Institute Hall and the grandiose City Hall. 

We continue our tradition by offering music for everyone, from timeless Classics to newly written Contemporary. Every concert will begin with a work by a living composer, who will be present at the performance and later have the opportunity to meet. The open rehearsals remain one of our most essentials features, where the audience can witness the learning process and later enjoy the performances in the concerts. 

We are very excited to bring extraordinary music and new talent to Sarajevo! We look forward to performing and meeting new audiences!

Many thanks, herzlichen Dank, hvala lijepo!


Maria Wildhaber
Founder and Artistic Director