Lied.Lab: »Chants of existence«

In cooperation with Mannheim University for Music and Performing Arts and ktb_log

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Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

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If you choose to buy tickets for five different events of our »Neuland.Lied«-series by telephone you will recieve 25% discount. Call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44. This discount is not available online.

Pavel Haas Quartett © Marco Borggreve

String Quartet Festival | Afternoon Concert

€ 18 (Afternoon concert at 2.30 pm included)


Free seating – no seat guaranteed

For this concert there are no € 8-tickets available at the box office.

»Frühling« for Families: »The prettiest nursery rhymes«

for children from age 6

A cooperation with Heidelberg University of Education

If you choose to buy tickets for five different events of our »Neuland.Lied«-series by telephone you will recieve 25% discount. Call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44. This discount is not available online.

Explorations I: Uri Caine

You may book this concert individually or as part of »Standpunkte Season Ticket« (€ 190 | € 172 | € 152 | € 136 | € 119 | € 100). Book online or call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44.

€ 19
€ 54 Day Pass valid until 6.00 pm

Festival Akademie Lied 2013 © studio visuell photography

Lied Academy Season Ticket

€ 65
valid for all events of Lied Academy

Tetzlaff Quartet

A cooperation with Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

This concert will be tape-recorded by
Deutschlandradio Kultur

Singing Heidelberg


Michelle DeYoung

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung appears regularly with the top orchestras in the world including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and the Concertgebouworkest.

She has also performed at the prestigious festivals of Ravinia, Tanglewood, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh, and Lucerne. Equally at home on the opera stage, Michelle DeYoung has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro alla Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berliner Staatsoper, Paris Opera, Theater Basel, and the Tokyo Opera.

The conductors with whom she has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Andre Previn, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons and Franz Welser-Möst.

Gabriel Schwabe

Gabriel Schwabe was born to German-Spanish parents in 1988. He studied with Catalin Ilea in Berlin and with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy and recieved further impulses from Janos Starker, Gary Hoffmann and Gidon Kremer.

Gabriel Schwabe is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, among others the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann and the Concours Rostropovich in Paris. In 2009 he won the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award in London.

As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras such as the London Philharmonia, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with conductors Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, Dennis Russell-Davies, Cornelius Meister and Michael Sanderling.

In 2010 Gabriel Schwabe gave his recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Amsterdam Biennale and has performed together with artists like Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Hope, Albrecht Mayer, Lars Vogt, Kirill Gerstein and Jonathan Gilad. Since 2012 he is artistic director of the high profile chamber music series “Resonanzen” in Siegburg/Germany.

Gabriel Schwabe plays a rare Italian instrument built in Brescia (ca.1600).

Toby Spence

Tenor Toby Spence studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has sung with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Paris Opera, English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real, Madrid, Theater an der Wien, and the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and at the Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh festivals.

On the concert platform he works with Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adés, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Semyon Bychkov.

Amatis Trio

The Amatis Piano Trio was founded in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 2014 by German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Dutch/Chinese pianist Mengjie Han.

Only weeks after forming, the trio won the audience prize at the
Grachtenfestival-Concours in Amsterdam, which quickly lead to their
debut at the Royal Concertgebouw. The young, international trio has since emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Winners of the 2015 International Parkhouse Competition in Wigmore Hall, the trio went on to win several international prizes and competitions. Most recently they were awarded 2nd prize at the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar, Germany and named Dutch Classical Talent 2015/2016, giving performances in all major concert venues across the Netherlands.

Regular festival appearances include performances at the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Festival de Monteléon, the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and the Wimbledon Music Festival.

The Amatis Piano Trio is also committed to contemporary music and thus founded the ‘Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize’ in 2015, encouraging young composers to further the piano trio repertoire.

In 2017, the trio had already been invited by the Heidelberger Frühling to perform at an after work concert.

Nikolaj Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider is renowned as a brilliantly versatile musician, performing both as a virtuoso violin soloist and as a conductor with the world’s preeminent orchestras. He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg in 2010, and was previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

As a soloist, Znaider continues to perform regularly with the world’s leading orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann and London Symphony Orchestra. In recital and chamber performance, Znaider has appeared at all the major concert halls worldwide.

Znaider is passionate about supporting the next generation of musical talent and spent ten years as Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Nordic Music Academy summer school.  He is also chair of the jury of the 10th Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition.

Nikolaj Znaider plays the “Kreisler” Guarnerius “del Gesu” 1741 on extended loan to him by The Royal Danish Theater through the generosity of the VELUX Foundation and the Knud Højgaard Foundation.

Benjamin Beilman

During last year’s Heidelberger Frühling, the american violinist Benjamin Beilman won praises at the »Standpunkte« and when he jumped in for Remanja Radulovic.

Benjamin Beilman is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of his generation, winning praise in both North America and Europe. He regularly performs with renowned orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra or Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.  He has also appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Louvre, Tonhalle Zürich and Wigmore Hall.

Benjamin Beilman is a frequent guest artist at festivals including at Music@Menlo and Chamber Music Northwest as well as at the Bridgehampton, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Sedona Chamber Music Festivals. He collaborates abroad at the Kronberg Academy in Frankfurt, Spectrum Concerts Berlin, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and at the Young Concert Artists Festivals in Tokyo and Beijing.

Beilman studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago, Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy.

Alice Foccroulle

Alice Foccroulle, soprano, was a member of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie children’s choir from the age of seven. Besides the lessons she takes with the Danish singing teacher Susanna Eken, she studied at the Musikhochschule Köln as a student of Joseph Protschka and Christoph Prégardien. Alice is regularly invited to perform with various ensembles and conductors such as Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), la Fenice (Jean Tubéry), Musica Favola (Stephane van Dijck) and Wim Becu.

Helmut Deutsch

Helmut Deutsch ranks among the finest, most successful and in-demand song recital accompanists of the world. He was born in Vienna, where he studied at the Conservatory, the Music Academy and the University. He was awarded the Composition Prize of Vienna in 1965 and appointed professor at the age of twenty-four. Although he has performed with leading instrumentalists as a chamber musician, he has concentrated primarily on accompanying in song recitals. At the beginning of his career he worked with the soprano Irmgard Seefried, but the most important singer of his early years was Hermann Prey, whom he accompanied as a permanent partner for twelve years. Subsequently he has worked with many of the most important recital singers and played in the world’s major music centres. His collaborations with Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau and Michael Volle are currently among his most important.

Piotr Beczała

Polish-born tenor Piotr Beczała is acclaimed by audiences and critics alike not only for the beauty of his voice, but also for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays. He performs regularly at oper houses such as Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris, Bavarian and Vienna State Opera and Semperoper in Dresden. He is also invited to venues such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, at Salzburg Festival and in concerts across Europe, amongst others in Vienna, Lucerne, Zurich, Dortmund, Milan and at the Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition to his operatic work, he has sung many of the great choral and orchestral vocal works with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and maestri. Piotr Beczała received his initial vocal training at the Katowice Academy of Music, where he was given instruction by such illustrious singers as Pavel Lisitsian and Sena Jurinac. His first engagement was at the Landestheater Linz and in 1997 he became a company member of the Zürich Opera.

The Erlkings

The Erlkings
Bryan Benner, voice and guitar
Ivan Turkalj, violoncello
Gabriel Hopfmüller, tuba
Thomas Toppler, percussion

The Erlkings are the world’s newest genre defying Schubert ensemble. Comprised of four classically trained multi-instrumentalists The Erlkings perform fresh new arrangements of Franz Schubert’s finest songs, cleverly adapted for the modern English speaking audience. Equally at home on the concert stage or in a smokey beer-hall, The Erlkings are the only band around getting people to dance to Goethe and Schiller. In 2017, our audience could already been part of this extraordinary atmosphere.