Overture – Festival Prelude at Europäischer Hof

One month before the start of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival four special concert events at Hotel Der Europäische Hof Heidelberg will prelude the festival.

As a prelude between 16 and 18 February, the artists' hotel of Heidelberger Frühling will be the venue for some particularly exquisite delights: four concert events in an intimate setting, where the performers can be experienced not only on stage, but also in an informal atmosphere between the performances. Veronika Eberle, a regular soloist at "Frühling" for years, brings her string trio to Heidelberg. The violinist, whose recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle recently attracted international attention, is considered one of the outstanding interpreters of the music of the Viennese Classical period. Together with French violist Adrien La Marca and Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen, she creates three programs that focus on some of the most beautiful string trio compositions.

They will be accompanied by the young pianists Mert Yalniz and Dongping Wang, both master students of Igor Levit. An exciting preview of the Brahms focus in the Musikfestival is provided by the lecture that Heidelberg musicologist Prof. Christiane Wiesenfeldt will present together with Yalniz and Wang at the piano: It is about the arrangements for piano four hands, which Johannes Brahms himself made of his choral and orchestral works and which he himself considered to be quite equal "second originals".


A cooperation of the Heidelberger Frühling with the artists' hotel