Dear Friends of Chamber Music,
the Moritzburg Festival 2016 is over, the magical moments of the concert evenings, though, are still tangible. 27 impressive artists, 6,000 visitors and an utilization of 97% made it a magnificent and very international year!
Once again, musicians as Benjamin Beilman, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Giltburg, Anneleen Lenaerts, Richard O’Neill, Mira Wang, Valeriy Sokolov, Lawrence Power and the Estonian Composer-in-Residence Erkki-Sven Tüür provided proof that chamber music can be “wonderfully unpredictable” (Sächsische Zeitung, 15.08.16). Overflowing with vitality the Moritzburg Festival Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary. We are very proud of how this ambitious new-generation project became successfully established over the last decade.
Moritzburg and Saxony gained a lot from the musicians’ inspiration, mental power and the new horizons they revealed in the music.Therefore, I want to thank everyone who makes it possible to “let the sparks fly” (DNN, 18.08.16) in Moritzburg by supporting and sponsoring us.
The next Moritzburg Festival takes place from August 5 – 20, 2017. Until then I’d recommend you our concert series “Master Concerts” in Dresden or our atmospheric festival calendar that accompanies you with the best moments, memories and stories of the festival throughout the year.
I look forward to fascinating encounters with colleagues from all over the world, and with you, our dear audience.
Festival Calendar 2016/2017 now available
Enjoy the Moritzburg Festival impressions full of atmosphere and learn private stories of this year's festival artists. This calendar also reminds you of all Master Concerts and pre-selling dates. The calendar starts already in September 2016 and is valid until December 2017.
You can easily buy the calendar in our online shop.
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)