Dear friends, dear audience,
I am extremely happy to be able to make up for some of the concerts in the 22/23 season that were not allowed to take place in the previous years!
I used the time without concerts to produce two song CDs:
- Schubert’s „Schwanengesang“ and early songs by Carl Maria von Weber with Jan Schultsz (Basel) on fortepiano released on the label Panclassics.
- Mahler‘s „Kindertotenlieder“, Martin's "Jedermann-Monologe" and Brahms' "Vier ernste Gesänge" were performed under the title of "Auf jenen Höh'n" with Hendrik Heilmann (Berlin/Zurich) at the grand piano by Dabringhaus & Grimm.
In addition, the concentrated work in my class at the Karlsruhe University of Music has borne fruit and produced some prize winners.
And last but not least, with the help of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Protestant Church in Baden, the city of Karlsruhe, and numerous donors, the boys' and girls' choir "Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe" e.V. has been saved from insolvency.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt "Thank you!" to all those involved, and we hope you will continue to support us, because a children's and youth choir is an ongoing work. The renewed collaboration with Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra shows that this investment in society is worthwhile! Your deductible donations are most welcome and necessary under
Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe e.V.,
Sparkasse Karlsruhe IBAN: DE41 6605 0101 0108 0502 53!
It is a great fortune to be able to experience singing in all its facets: on stage, as a professor or as chairman of "Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe" and I can hardly wait to welcome you in the audience on Mallorca, in Washington, Berlin, Holzhausen, Edinburgh, Lausanne, Riehen, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Madrid or Karlsruhe!
In this sense I wish you best of health and have fun with the details of this website and with the music!