Dear Friends of Chamber Music,
This coming summer, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Moritzburg Festival Academy – a good reason for a brief moment of retrospection.
When we founded the Academy in 2006, our goal was to intensively support and promote young musicians. We wanted to share the stage, our wonderful audience and our experience, thereby also giving something back to the music world. After all, when we started Moritzburg, we too were young musicians, looking for a way into the musical future.
After ten years, one can say that our Academy has established itself as firmly as the chamber music festival. I would like to thank all our supporters, donors and sponsors. My thanks, however, also go to my fellow soloists, who have become increasingly involved in the Academy project as mentors. Once again, this year we welcome many outstanding musicians from America, Asia and Europe in Moritzburg.
This time our Composer-in-Residence is from Estonia. Erkki-Sven Tüür says that he writes music representing “a public space, such as a theatre or cathedral”. He then fills this space “with living energy and sounds” – what a beautiful image! I have been taken with his music for many years.
I look forward to fascinating encounters with colleagues from all over the world, and with you, our dear audience.
Academy's Concertmaster now at MET
The Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi is new Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra starting from August 2016. The 27-year-old thereby is the second Concertmaster of the Moritzburg Festival Academy who has reached an international breakthrough.
Chooi follows the American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, Concertmaster of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra 2008 and Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonics since 2014, beginning his function in one of the best orchestras in the world. The Moritzburg Festival Academy's jury nominated Nikki Chooi as Orchestra's Concertmaster in 2014 and therewith proved once more its keen sense of choosing exceptional talents.
Read Press Release (in German)
SOUVENIR Package: Tschaikovsky live & on CD
To shorten the waiting time and guarantee a special souvenir, we offer you a unique SOUVENIR package:
You will experience amongst others Tschaikovsky's famous string sextet Souvenir de Florence in concert on August 10, 2016 in the Moritzburg church and receive the recent Tschaikovsky CD by Jan Vogler and the Moritzburg Festival Ensemble at the price of
69 € (2 tickets in cat. 1 + CD)* instead of 77 €
53 € (2 tickets in cat. 2 + CD)* instead of 61 €
We are happy to welcome almost all the musicians participating in the recording at this year's Moritzburg Festival. Valeriy Sokolov (vl), Annabelle Meare (vl), Lawrence Power (vla) and Jan Vogler (vc) will sign your cd after the concert on August 10, 2016.
You can order by phone +49 (0)351 1609 2615 or e-mail to email@example.com.