Festival "Begegnung 2012"From May 3 to 6, 2012 the next festival "Begegnung" will take place, and the Camerata Salzburg is celebrating the 60th birthday of the orchestra as well as Sándor Végh's 100th birthday. Look forward to many highlights: meetings with members of the Camerata Salzburg, Alexander Lonquich, the world famous conducter and pianist as well as his wife and artistic partner, Cristina Barbute, or the international renowned Hagen-Quartett and the famous violonists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Benjamin Schmid. And also a former student of Maestro Végh, today a Maestro himself will return to the Camerata festival: Gérard Korsten.
Program "Begegnung 2012" (German Only!)
Encounter with Sándor VéghThe Salzburg Spring Festival "Begegnung" was founded by Sándor Végh in the early 1990s. The objective was to assemble musical friends from all over the world for one weekend in Salzburg and make music together in the legendary Great Hall of the Mozarteum Salzburg. Artists such as Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg, Thomas Zehetmair, the Cherubini Quartet and many others followed Vegh´s invitation. From the very beginning, the familial atmosphere between the audience and the artists was an important characteristic of this festival.
Encounter" with Leonidas KavakosWith the season 2007/2008 Leonidas Kavakos was appointed Artistic Director. He continued the well-established festival and highlighted different topics each year.
2009: NightFrom days of old, popular belief has always seen 'night' as a time of spectres, but allegorically, the concept 'night' is of course a far broader one and as such, it is a motive that is popularly and frequently chosen in literature and music. Indeed, Nietzsche described music as "the art of night and twilight". Characteristic examples of music from that era are the Nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin and his predecessor John Field, interpreted by Alexei Lubimov; but also Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn occupied themselves with 'night' as a motive, each in his own distinctive manner. While Mendelssohn in his "Midsummer Night's Dream" transports us into the mythical forests of kings and elves, Mozart introduces us to the nightlife in Salzburg's aristocratic circles.
Programm (in German)Begegnung 2008 (5.564,1 kB)
Begegnung 2009 (8.040,5 kB)