Brahms.LAB V with Florian Weber
Freedom we mean

Brahms for once not as an exhibit of the proverbial imaginary museum of musical works – looking allowed, touching forbidden! – but as a starting point of emphatically free improvisational excursions. Who wants to dare this, should have courage, a lot of knowledge and a sure taste. Florian Weber, one of the most exciting pianists and music inventors on the current jazz scene, brings all of this with him in abundance: He grew up in Detmold, where the young Brahms once worked at the princely court. His father was a professor of song composition. And the love of Brahms' vocal and instrumental music has always accompanied Florian Weber anyway. Together with the members of the Festivalcampus-Ensemble and the women's choir 4x4, he now tackles early works such as the Piano Variations op. 9 or the Four Songs op. 17.

The Brahms.LAB is an experimental field for young artists in the Musikfestival, in which the musicians of the Festival Campus Ensemble create their own concerts and take on curatorial responsibility.

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More concerts at the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival with jazz pianist Florian Weber

Florian Weber

Piano and conduction

Maxine Troglauer

Bass trombone

Andreas Becker


Konrad Probst


Nora von Marschall


Members of the Festivalcampus-Ensemble

Juliette Beauchamp

Benjamin Günst

Milena Wilke

Nina Tonji

Pieter de Koe

Hans Greve
Double bass

Anna-Lena Schnabel

Žilvinas Brazauskas

Tamara Kurkiewicz

4x4 Women's Choir of the Heidelberg University of Education

Heike Kiefner-Jesatko


We thank

#8 Genau jetzt - Florian Weber on Brahms' "Four Songs for Women's Choir"
15. 1. 2024   Podcast

Multi-talented Florian Weber can be experienced several times at the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival. As a pianist and improviser with his jazz trio and a series of unusual original compositions, together with clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and as a coach in Brahms.LAB V, where he performed Brahms' "Vier Gesänge" in an experimental concert performance with the Festivalcampus-Ensemble and the 4x4 Women's Choir of the Heidelberg University of Education. In the podcast, Florian Weber raves about the four songs, discovers enchanting harp sounds, horn fanfares, howling dogs and time standing still and, together with host Thilo Braun, asks about the difference between romantic clichés and true passion.

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