Opening Concert: Festivalcampus-Ensemble

Thorsten Schmidt und Igor Levit fotografiert von Felix Broede

In addition to the two artistic directors Thorsten Schmidt and Igor Levit, who will open the 2023 season and welcome the concert audience, the stage of the opening concert belongs to the festival's youngest ensemble: the Festivalcampus-Ensemble, which is being formed especially for Heidelberger Frühling 2023. Is it great chamber music or is it an orchestra en miniature? At the opening evening with the young musicians of the festival campus ensemble, one merges into the other. Well-known masterpieces meet new discoveries, and not only the genre boundaries become permeable, but also the roles change constantly. Thoroughly prepared, the young participants will come together for an intensive phase of work with their instructors, creating a varied program driven by the enthusiasm of meeting like-minded people.

Concert with intermission

Thorsten Schmidt and Igor Levit

Welcoming address

Charlotte Thiele


Alexander Koval


Augustin Gorisse

replacing Julia Obergfell

Martin Fuchs


Andreas Becker


Johannes Hund



Andrew Norman
Gran Turismo für 8 Violinen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonie Concertante Es-Dur für Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott, Horn und Orchester KV 297b

György Ligeti
Sechs Bagatellen für Bläserquintett

Arnold Schönberg
Verklärte Nacht (Fassung 1943)

We thank the sponsor of the opening weekend
We thank the sponsor of the Festivalcampus-Ensemble