(18.10.19) The program of the 2020 Heidelberger Frühling was published today. The 24th festival will take place from 21 March to 24 April 2020 under the central idea »On the Move«. The advance sales starts on 21 October. Among the performing artists are cellist Sol Gabetta, pianist Grigory Sokolov, the Orchestra in Residence Mahler Chamber Orchestra and its artistic partner Pekka Kuusisto, Igor Levit the artistic director of the Chamber Music Academy as and Thomas Hampson artistic director of the Lied Academy among others. Learn more »
(11.10.19) Today Christian Gerhaher’s album »Myrthen« will be released as part of the complete recording of Robert Schumann’s Lieder. The major project will comprise 10 CDs, which will be released in 2020 as a complete edition on the Sony Classical label. Co-production partners of this undertaking are Bayerischer Rundfunk and the International Song Centre. For »Myrthen« Christian Gerhaher is awarded with the 2019 OPUS KLASSIK as singer of the year and the 2019 Gramophone Award in the categorie„Solo Vocal“. Learn more »
(24.09.19) HeidelbergCement extends its commitment as the main sponsor of the Heidelberger Frühling by a further three years, as CEO Dr. Bernd Scheifele and Director Thorsten Schmidt sealed today. As the founding partner, HeidelbergCement has been main sponsor of the festival since 1997. Scheifele personally accompanies the partnership already for 15 years.
(11.10.19) At the ceremony of the German Award OPUS KLASSIK 2019 on Sunday evening in the Berlin Konzerthaus, numerous artistic guests of the Heidelberger Frühling will be honoured. These include baritone Christian Gerhaher, whose Schumann complete Lied recording is sponsored by the Heidelberg International Song Centre, the festival’s artistic partner Igor Levit, cellist Sol Gabetta, composer Jörg Widmann, soprano Nadine Sierra, clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer, the Signum Quartett, soprano Anna Lucia Richter, tenor Jonas Kaufmann and pianist Markus Becker.