... and now everybody! Song festival without borders
Prizewinners of two competitions associated with the Heidelberger Frühling as cooperation partners will create this entertaining "song festival", which once again makes the ambivalence of great feelings its theme. The duos, which won prizes at the 2022 Graz Competition, are particularly closely intertwined in their choice of repertoire, which ranges from Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms to Leonard Bernstein and György Kurtág. The British tenor Laurence Kilsby, winner of the Wigmore Hall / Bollinger Competition in London and the Cesti Competition of the Innsbruck Early Music Festival 2022 and the Heidelberger Frühling Wettbewerb "Das Lied" 2023 , will meet with his piano partner Ella O'Neill in the second part. About the whimsical-amusing part of this evening nothing is betrayed in advance...
Concert with intermission
Prizewinners of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity, Graz 2022
Winner of the Wigmore Hall/ Bollinger International Song Competition 2022/ Heidelberger Frühling Wettbewerb "Das Lied" 2023
Scholars of the Liedakademie
Songs by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Leonard Bernstein, György Kurtág, George Enescu, Henry Duparc, Mel Bonis, Jack Heggie, among others, to John Bucchino's "If I ever say I'm over you" and surprising settings of popular texts by Simon Mack, which will be heard here for the first time.