The nine young singers and three pianists of the Liedakademie present the results of their work. Led by Thomas Hampson, Susan Manoff, Elitsa Desseva and Daniel Arkadij Gerzenberg, they have developed two varied programs focusing on the vicissitudes of love. Jörg Widmann's cycle "Das heiße Herz" (The Hot Heart) and its compilation of texts form the poetic starting point for sometimes hopeful, then again disillusioning experiences with the longing for fulfilled togetherness. The most important requirement: the selected songs should reflect the origin and cultural socialization of the performers. The moderated performances are given a particularly personal face by the inclusion of folk and children's songs, poems, letters and other texts.

Concert without intermission
Duration approx. 60 min

In addition to the Liedakademie Concerts, the current class of scholarship holders of the Liedakademie with 12 young singers and pianists will present themselves to the festival audience several times. With the Liedakademie Pass for 70 € you get admission to all events of the Liedakademie. Available from our telephone ticket service and in the webshop.

Admission to Liedakademie events is free for students, trainees and pupils.

To all events of the Liedakademie in the Liedfestival.

Scholarship holders of the Liedakademie 2022/23

Mira Alkhovic

Alla Belova

Gerrit Illenberger

David Kennedy

Cole Knutson

Jakob Schad
Bass baritone

Thomas Hampson

Artistic Director

Susan Manoff, Daniel Arkadij Gerzenberg


Elitsa Desseva

Academy pianist and concert conception