On 25th August 2013 the 20th anniversary of the Moritzburg Festival faded out with Mendelssohn’s famous String Octet, which was extremely successful year with 98% of seats sold out and 7000 visitors.
Under the patronage of the Federal Employment Minister Ursula von der Leyen, internationally renowned stars such as Mira Wang, Nils Mönkemeyer, Nicolas Altstaedt, Alice Sara Ott, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Juliane Banse and my two festival co-founders - my brother Kai and Peter Bruns - looked back at some of the highlights of the Festival over the past 20 years which were complemented by numerous works from this year's Composer-in-Residence Wolfgang Rihm. It was an inspired and spirited anniversary year with a unique range of concerts and wonderful artists.
The participants of the Moritzburg Festival Academy showed us their impressive musicality and talent in various orchestra and chamber music concerts.
We would like to thank all sponsors, private and public patrons and all those who have helped us for their energetic support in making our Festival possible again.
We look forward to seeing you again at the 2014 Moritzburg Festival which will take place from 9th – 24th August.
Yours Jan Vogler
New CD "Dichterliebe"
The new Festival CD "Dichterliebe" featuring Jan Vogler, Hélène Grimaud and various other Moritzburg Festival artists was released on 16th August. More