Festival 2021

The next festival will take place from 20 March to 18 April 2021. The program will be published on 23 October 2020, the advanced sale will start on 2 November 2020.

Changes Concert 15 Sep.

Due to Corona, there have been changes for the »Kammermusik Plus« concert on September 15th: instead of the Viano Quartet, who cannot attend, the Marmen Quartet will be our guests. It will play string quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Debussy. The concert will not take place at the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University, but in the larger Portland Forum in Leimen. The concert will take place twice: at 5 and 8 pm. The ticket buyers will be allocated a time, for organisational reasons this is unfortunately not possible to choose at time. However, tickets can be returned, the price will be refunded.

Spenden an Künstler ausgeschüttet

On the occaion of the »Zukunftsmusik fundraising campaign«, a total of 104,206 euros has been deposited in the account of the Heidelberger Frühling Foundation – many thanks to all donors! This sum has already been distributed to 231 artists – from solo artists to chamber orchestras – who could apply for support. »Far more than financial support: it is a great esteem«, says singer Benjamin Appl. After the cancellation of 2020 Heidelberger Frühling due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Heidelberger Frühling Foundation asked for donations for this year’s festival artists who got into financial difficulties due to concert cancellations.

»Kammermusik Plus« tickets available

Tickets for the 2020/21 season of the »Kammermusik Plus« series are now available. Due to the great demand for subscriptions (still bookable), there are only a few tickets left for all nine concerts in the 3rd and 4th categories. All events will be held in compliance with the then applicable assembly regulations due to the pandemic crisis. The Viano Quartet will open on 15 September. We look forward to welcoming you again! Go to Webshop »

Heidelberg Music Conference 2020

Save the date! The 7th Heidelberg Music Conference will take place on 12 and 13 November 2020. Under the title »What Now? In Search of Tomorrow’s Relevance«, the Heidelberger Frühling invites participants to negotiate together, after months of collective distance and individual crisis management, what concerns us all, in a (self-)critical, visionary and solution-oriented manner. Does the cultural industry need an update? Do we need new synergies, new formats or other questions? Are the framework conditions for the production of culture (spaces) still valid? Further information on location, programme & guests will be provided at a later date. The event takes place under the then applicable regulations, registration starts on 14 September 2020. More »

Kammermusik Plus 2021

Das Programm der Saison 2020/21 der Abo-Reihe »Kammermusik Plus« ist veröffentlicht. Den Saisonauftakt macht am 15. September 2020 das Viano Quartet aus Kanada. Zu Gast sind außerdem Pianist Adam Laloum, Trio Zadig, Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, Gitarrist Friedemann Wuttke & Mandelring Quartett, Cellist Friedrich Thiele & Pianistin Naoko Sonoda, Pianistin Elisabeth Leonskaja, Trio Catch und Armida Quartett. Die geplanten Veranstaltungen werden unter Einhaltung der dann geltenden Versammlungsregelungen aufgrund der Pandemie-Krise sowie eines Hygiene- und Schutzmaßnahmenkonzepts durchgeführt. Der Heidelberger Frühling erarbeitet derzeit verschiedene Szenarien, damit auch bei begrenzter Zuschaueranzahl alle Ticketinhaber ein Konzert erleben können. Mehr »

Donation campaign »Zukunftsmusik«

The Heidelberger Frühling Foundation has already received around 95,000 euros for the donation campaign »Zukunftsmusik«. Many thanks to all donors! We will use this money to support the 2020 festival artists, who have got into financial difficulties due to the Corona crisis. The artists can apply for support until 28 May. Afterwards the donations will be distributed equally. Until then the donations account will remain open. Learn more »

Podcast: Quo vadis Kultur?

During the Corona crisis, the Heidelberger Frühling invited three business leaders to a podcast discussion – the topic: Quo vadis Culture? Thorsten Schmidt (Director of the Heidelberger Frühling) invited three of the four main sponsors of the festival, Dr. Dominik von Achten (CEO of HeidelbergCement AG), Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg (CEO of MLP SE) and Michael Kleinemeier (Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, retired on May 1, 2020) to speak on a Heidelberger Frühling podcast about what this crisis means for the society and what the interaction of business, politics and culture could look like in this situation. Listen to podcast »


Several alumuni and current scholarship holders of the Lied Academy are happy to be accepted at renowned opera studios from the 2020/21 season: mezzo-soprano Yajie Zhang (Lied Academy 2016 and 2019 as well as 2nd prize at the Lied Academy) will join the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich; bass Gabriel Rollinson (Lied Academy 2019) the opera studio of the Frankfurt Opera; mezzo-soprano Sofia Vinnik (Lied Academy 2020) the opera studio of the Theater an der Wien and baritones Michael Rakotoarivony (3rd prize winner of the 2019 »Das Lied« song competition) and Stefan Astakhov (Lied Academy 2019) are accepted at the opera studio of Vienna State Opera. Congratulations!

Finale #DigitalUnterwegs

The online program #DigitalUnterwegs, which was launched after the complete cancellation of the 24th Heidelberger Frühling because of the Corona pandemic, has reached more than 250,000 people with 26 posts. It ends on Friday, April 24 with a premiere: for the first time, the video recording of the 2018 festival finale with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniele Gatti will be broadcast. All videos of #DigitalUnterwegs are still available. The festival had also invited to donate for festival artists in 2020. The 25th »Frühling« will take place from 20 March to 18 April 2021.