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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2013 - Three finalists have been announced

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:01 h;
published in: Concert

( 30 Jan 2013 ) Out of 82 applicants, including 11 women, the jury of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” chaired by Ingo Metzmacher has selected three conductors: the 29-year old Antonio Méndez from Spain, the 23-year old Ben Gernon from Great Britain and 23-year old Yu Lu from China. The three finalists will present themselves to the public on May 10, 11 and 12 during the Award Concert Weekend.

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The new 2013 Festival program

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:15 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

( 7 Nov 2012 A thousand thanks for all the interest and enthusiasm with which you greeted our new start in 2012. And special thanks for your spontaneous support of the new elements we presented in our programme – from the Ouverture spirituelle to our contemporary music series and to the highly acclaimed production of Die Soldaten. With 278.500 guests we were able to receive the greatest number of visitors in the Festival’s history.

We are confident that many surprises are awaiting you in the programme of the 2013 Festival summer. A dominant theme is formed by the works of Wagner and Verdi: operas from their middle and later periods are being staged in new productions while select early operas are being performed in concert.

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Seeking young talented conductors!

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:17 h;
published in: Concert

( 25 Oct 2012 ) With the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award”, the Salzburg Festival and Nestlé embark upon a talent search for the fourth time already. Apply now if you are a conductor with a broad-ranging repertoire and between 21 and 35 years of age.

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Applications now accepted for the Young Singers Project!

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:15 h;
published in: Opera, General, Concert

( 4 Oct 2012 ) Are you a soprano, tenor or bass and under 26 years of age? If you are at home in the repertoire of Mozart, in baroque, Italian and French opera, apply now to participate in the Young Singers Project in 2013!

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Grand Festival Finale Featuring International Top Orchestras

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:24 h;
published in: Concert

( 23 Aug 2012 ) During the last ten days of this year’s Salzburg Festival, one world-class orchestra follows another. Great names like the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam or the London Symphony Orchestra will grace the stage at the Orchestra Finale. Read on for an overview of all the protagonists of the Festival’s final orchestral concerts.

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Daniel Barenboim’s Extensive Activities at the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:48 h;
published in: Concert

( 14 Aug 2012 ) Daniel Barenboim made his Salzburg Festival debut – as a pianist – as early as 1965. Over the years, the native Argentinean has been one of the artists most closely associated with the Festival. This summer, Barenboim appears in no less than six concerts at the Festival – both as a conductor and pianist. 

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Schubert's last sonatas – a lecture with Alfred Brendel

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:38 h;
published in: Concert

( 4 Aug 2012 ) Alfred Brendel no longer gives concerts. However, this does not mean he no longer plays the piano in public. On Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm, he will lecture on "Schubert's Last Piano Sonatas" at the Main Auditorium of the University, demonstrating at the piano.

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Program of the YCA Award Winner’s Concert Announced

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:06 h;
published in: Concert

( 30 Jul 2012 ) Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, winner of the third annual “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” in 2012, will conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Felsenreitschule on August 12. The 26-year-old conductor from Lithuania convinced the international jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher in a concert with the Camerata Salzburg at the first-ever Award Concert Weekend at the Felsenreitschule at the end of April. “It was a very close call. What finally decided us was her greater determination and clarity,” said Metzmacher. 

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The Italian Soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will Perform Today instead of Barbara Frittoli

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:18 h;
published in: Concert

( 27 Jul 2012 ) At today’s open-air benefit concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Italian soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will sing instead of Barbara Frittoli. Under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Fiorenza Cedolins and Plácido Domingo will perform arias and duets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Umberto Giordano, Giuseppe Verdi, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Lehár, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Pablo Sorozábal and Antonín Dvořák.

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Of Historic Tapestries and Musical Pilgrimages

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 24 Jul 2012 ) For the first time, the 2012 Salzburg Festival will open with an Ouverture spirituelle. The idea was sparked by the city itself: with its beautiful churches, it inspired us to devote more attention to liturgical works again. Masterworks of sacred music await you!

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