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.
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)