Liedakademie at the Liedfestival

The Liedakademie with 12 young singers and pianists presented themselves to the festival audience several times. Their diverse programme was highlight and final of the academy year 2022/23.

Under the deliberately playful title "Glücks-Lose" and "Herz-Lose" they performed two Liedakademie concerts in which, curated by Academy pianist Elitsa Desseva, they explored the inexhaustible theme of love - both in its romantic and happy manifestations and with a view to the disillusioning, rather difficult moments of a couple's relationship.

At the Workshop with Thomas Hampson and the composer Jörg Widmann, to whom a festival focus was dedicated, the baritones and pianists of the Liedakademie studied Widmann's forty-minute song cycle "Das heiße Herz" (2013/2015) and performed it on the eve of Widmann's 50th birthday in the third Liedakademie concert.

In the public master classes with Thomas Hampson, the artists of the Liedakademie worked on musicality, technique and expressiveness. The audience was allowed to look over their shoulders and gain exciting insights into the work of one of the great Lied-artists of our time.