Heidelberger Frühling Digital Program 2021
After the concerts of the International Music Festival 2021 planned in the analog room had to be canceled due to the pandemic, there was a digital »Frühling« under the ambiguous motto »Let’s play!«.
From March 20, 2021 till April 18th, concerts, discussion formats and public rehearsals took place in the old auditorium of Heidelberg University and in the Frauenbad Heidelberg, which were streamed free of charge and are available to you as videos on demand. You can experience the composer, clarinetist and conductor Jörg Widmann in concert with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, in the discussion group at the SZ-Kultursalon and at rehearsals with the up-and-coming artists of the Quatuor Mona, Malion Quartet and Kaléko Quartet. Martynas Levickis takes us into the world of the accordion, tells of his first contact with the instrument and presents his own arrangements of folk songs from his home country Lithuania. The cellist Maximilian Hornung can be heard three times – together with the violinist Alina Pogostkina he gives us an afternoon of duo, with violinist Sarah Christian he plays Jörg Widmann’s Heidelberg Duos and adds violist Jano Lisboa to a string trio program with a work by the Hungarian Sándor Veress.
The Fellows of the Lied Academy take us on a touching melodrama night about love and longing and the protagonists of our Chamber Music Academy bring the world premiere of a commissioned composition by the South Korean Donghoon Shin to the (digital) stage. Sometimes playing with two bows, Jonas Palm fascinates us in his cello solo evening, while the director of the Frankfurt Book Fair Juergen Boos and the pianist Jan Lisiecki – connected live from Lisbon – exchange ideas about Canadian culture and music in a talk. Pianist Igor Levit and other close friends of the festival such as Frank Dupree, Anna Lucia Richter and the Schumann Quartet are guests at the “25 Years of Heidelberger Frühling” anniversary event.