Culture Festivals


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Since 2016 the all year Festival “Culture Festival in Castles and Gardens” was engaged to fill the cultural treasures of our region with music.

Since 2019 “KulturSchlagLicht” succeeds with contributions from other cultural sectors.


music and buildings

With their history, architecture and their particular specialties, the places and buildings are brought into focus with sound and light. As stage for our concert, with their light and sound design they will also be attractive to younger audiences.


awake interest and remove barriers

Dynamic sound installations flow together to create concert situations with a classical, modern, serious and entertaining range of music, supplemented further by changing introductory and backstage formats from other contexts: secret glimpses behind the scenes of a musician’s life, charming anecdotes, mental parallels between boxing training and music.

Sound incentives, pulsed light, light waves, wave swing, wave shimmer – or just pause and enjoy!

We invite you to cultural experiences across generations.

With our name and together with our extended competence team, we stand for artistic and technical quality:



director, artistic director

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz

+49 30 2464 5726
+49 178 60 60 200


The general administration of the festival Kulturfestspiele – “Culture Festival in Castles and Gardens” is managed by Anna Barbara Kastelewicz, director of the music agency KASTELEWICZ music in progress. Since 2007 she organizes and creates festivals such as the music festival Lüneburger Heide. In 2016 she initated the Culture Festival in Castles and Gardens in Mark (nowadays Kulturfestspiele – Culture Festival in Castles and Gardens) that are designed to bring cultural treasures of this area and further to a wider audience.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz received her violin education in Berlin, London and  Bloomington/USA: She works as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. With performances and concert tours in Germany, Europe and Asia she is present nationally as much as internationally. She founded two project orchestras, the “neue barockorchester berlin” and the “neue konzertorchester berlin” as well as the “Bode Quartett”. In her projects she likes to combine the different arts and introduces the results in her concerts and programmes.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz is a lecturer at universities for music management and furthermore a coach for conducting-leadership training. Her main focus lying on musicology through the edition and intepretation of contemporary composers.

Born in Berlin, she resides as a freelance artist in the city.


director, artistic director

Johanna Krumin

+49 170 211 9865

Johanna Krumin studied singing in her home city of Berlin (HfM Hanns Eisler) and was at the same time engaged as a full member of the RIAS chamber choir.

Since completing her studies, she has performed both as an opera and concert singer: at the Ruhrtriennale, the Leipzig Bach Festival, and the MDR Music Summer; with the Gewandhaus Chamber Ensemble, the German Chamber Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Potsdam Chamber Academy, the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, the Prussian Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Bach Academy and Bach Collegium, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and the New Westphalia Philharmonic.

Johanna Krumin’s stage talent and experience has been personified in such roles as Contessa (Figaro), Pamina, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira, Manon/Massenet, Agathe, Antonia and Giulietta, Mimi, Violetta, Adina, Gräfin Mariza by Kálmán and Sophie Scholl (Die Weiße Rose/U. Zimmermann).

She has also performed in concerts broadcast on German radio (Deutschlandradio Kultur, among others). Johanna Krumin also devotes her time to contemporary music and has sung numerous premiere performances, including some with live-electronics (with such projects as the MDR Music Summer, Phase 7 performing art, and musica reanimata).

Her pedagogical activities have included teaching master classes, like „Le Chant – le Liedin Benin/Africa, publishing articles on diction for singers and giving lectures on word-tone relations in singing. Furthermore, she is an associate for inhouse training with the Leadership Orchestra.

Her latest Solo-CD has been coproduced with Bayerischer Rundfunk Classic and has won the super sonic award.