Friedberg: Soloists from all over the world will play at Friedberg Music Summer 2022

As the artistic director of Friedberg Music Summer, Karl-Heinz Steffens persuaded many internationally renowned musicians to perform.

In its 20-year history, “Friedberg Music Summer” has already presented many top-class musicians, and this year 30 world-famous soloists will gather from August 31 to September 4 for a festival with six concerts.

Thomas Zoller is once again waiting for the jazz concert to begin Friedberg he wrote new arrangements and recruited the greatest talents to the program of the evening entitled “School of Pop, Friedberg All Stars As Never Before” (all portraits at

The artists travel to Germany for classical music concerts Israel, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Vienna, even shortly before the rehearsals start, you are involved in Asia. But when the art director Karl-Heinz Steffens calls, and his wife Michal Friedländer (piano), who is also heavily involved in the preparations, they ring, everyone eagerly comes to Friedberg.

Happy are the organizers of “Bürger für Friedberg”, Marta and Franz Reißner as well as Anita and Gerd Horseling, who for the first time in the musical summer Sophie Henry game. Born in Augsburg, she is the concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and also traditionally gives a solo concert during the “Friedberg Advent”.

Young violinist with a steep career in the summer of music

Also connected with Vienna Yamen Saadi. The 26-year-old violinist made a brilliant career at an early age, and recently won the concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. He will soon begin his trial year, and from autumn he will also play with the Vienna Philharmonic. It comes from the talent factory of Daniel Barenboim academy.

Stefan de Leval Jezierski he has known the festival from earlier years: recently he was the longest-operating horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic. The American was engaged to the high horn in 1978 by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.

The cellist Zvi Plesser has collaborated all over the world with the most important instrumentalists and conductors of our time.


Also a cellist Zvi Plesser He is not unknown to Friedberg. He has worked all over the world with the most important instrumentalists and conductors of our time, such as Zubin Metha, Sir Neville Marriner, Asher Fisch and David Stern. Concert engagements led him to the main concert halls Parisin Vienna, at the Berlin Philharmonic and later London. Plesser has performed at the world’s most important music festivals.

is a visitor for the first time Eberhard Marshallengaged at the beginning of his career as a bassoon soloist with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, but was appointed soloist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1985.

Even the New York Times praised Yuval Herz’s violin.

Photo: Marco Borggreve

this New York Times praised Yuval’s heart (violin) for his “haunting and charming” performance. He regularly performs with the Dresdner Staatskapelle orchestra and is often invited by orchestras as a guest concertmaster.

dude Ben-Zions, Violin, he regularly performed as a guest with Camerata Salzburg and was often invited as a soloist by orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He plays with many Israeli and European orchestras, he made his debut with the Bartók Concerto in Leipzig under the baton of Daniel Harding. As a sought-after chamber musician, Ben-Ziony has participated in some of the world’s most important festivals. Since 2006 he has been professor of viola in Leipzig.

Petersburg to Friedberg

For travel from St. Petersburg Daria Rositskaya on. The mezzo-soprano studied in her hometown and perfected her skills in Germany, England and Italy. In 2018, she won the 2nd prize at the international Antonin Dvorak vocal competition. She has already worked with Karl-Heinz Steffens at the National Opera in Prague. He was so enthusiastic about her performances that he invited her to visit Friedberg.

Friedbergerin is the soprano this year Anne Steffens to listen. She took her first professional steps in 2012 at the Chamber Opera Munich. Her involvement led the young singer to Konzerthaus Berlin, the State Theater in Schwerin, the Cuvilliés Theater in Munich, Montepulciano, the Franconian Festival and the Early Music Festival in Nuremberg. Further involvement led her to renowned orchestras such as the Rhineland-Palatinate Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Their repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music

Sophie Lücke is a double bass soloist at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Photo: Iurii Gavryliuk

Sophie luka studied double bass in Berlin and was a scholarship holder of the Karajan Academy at the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to working as a guest solo bassist (including Munich National Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra), he is intensely devoted to chamber music and collaborated with such celebrities as Gidon Kremer. Since 2014, she has been the double bass soloist at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Israeli born clarinettist Miri Saadon has been a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2014 and has won several awards. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, La Scala in Milan, Paris and the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta and Franz-Welser Möst.

The famous TV actress Katharina Blaschke plays the role of the narrator in the concert for children “Peter and the Wolf”.

Photo: Alexander Stingl

The famous actress plays the role of the narrator in the concert for children “Peter and the Wolf”: Katarzyna Blaschke, studied theater in Munich and graduated in performing arts from the Otto Falkenberg school. She has had several guest appearances in German series such as “Tatort” and “Wilsberg”. She is part of the regular cast of the series “SOKO Wismar”, where she played the role of the forensic doctor Dr. Incarnate Helen Sturbeck. Born in Hamburg, she appears regularly in the popular ARD series “Um Himmels Willen” and in “Der Landarzt”. But Blaschke is also active in the theater. These include the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, the National Theater in Mannheim and the Schiller Theater in her adopted homeland in Berlin.

Flutist Ruth Ron is a member of leading orchestras in Israel, has performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and won the Rubin Academy Competition.

She is one of the 100 most influential Koreans

Clara-Jumi Kang, violin, was born in Mannheim to South Korean parents. Both parents are opera singers. In 2012, she was removed from the newspaper Dong A Times was included in the list of 100 Most Influential Koreans and received an award for outstanding performances at international concerts.

Shira Majoni, viola, studied at the Barenboim Said Foundation. He has been a temporary member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for a year now. Her concert activities took her to Israel, New York, Buenos Aires, the Berlin Philharmonic and Moscow. (UNTIL)

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