In 2023, for the first time in the history of the Musikfestival, there was a separate ensemble of young, excellent musicians who created their own concerts. The 2024 Musikfestival gave the formation even more curatorial responsibility.

The Festivalcampus-Ensemble 2024 brought together 13 musicians aged between 22 and 30 from all over Europe who are at the start of their careers. They had been in close contact since July 2023 and designed their own programs for the 2024 Musikfestival in several project phases. In addition to outstanding solo skills, they were characterized by broad artistic interests, creative independence and a highly developed understanding of the social significance of artistic activity.

Supported by highly qualified coaches and lecturers, the participants thought about the relevance and potential impact of classical music in urban society: What is the concert today - and what can it be? In what setting do young artists meet their audience? How can they broaden their own horizons and make the most of their resources in social interaction?

With the Festivalcampus-Ensemble, the Heidelberger Frühling realized one of its main concerns: to create artistic fields of experimentation for young talent, to stimulate new and unusual ideas and to allow them to grow in creative safe spaces.

The point of reference for the laboratory project, the "Brahms.LAB", was the 19th century German composer Johannes Brahms and his chamber music in particular.

Artists 2024

Charlotte Thiele, violin

Juliette Beauchamp, violin

Benjamin Günst, violin

Wolke Milena Wilke, violin

Nina Tonji, viola

Toby Cook, Viola

Pieter de Koe, violoncello

Bryan Cheng, violoncello

Hans Greve, double bass

Marlene Heiß, piano

Julius Schepansky, accordion / jazz piano

Žilvinas Brazauskas, clarinet

Tamara Kurkiewicz, percussion

Artists 2023

The Festivalcampus-Ensemble 2023 consisted of 22 young, excellent musicians*, who could be experienced in the big opening concert at the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival 2023 and in the following weeks in different line-ups all over the city. These included the ensembles Feguro Quartet (Jona Schibilsky, Benjamin Günst, Toby Cook, Milan Drake), Nerida Quartet (Saskia Niehl, Nevena Tochev, Grace Leehan, Alma Tedde), Kandinsky Quartet (Hannah Kandinsky, Evgenii Artemenkov, Ignazio Alayza, Antonio Gervilla), qunst.quintett (Alexander Koval, Julia Obergfell*, Martin Fuchs, Andreas Becker) and the soloists Charlotte Thiele, Sara Göbel, Lisa Rauchbach, Aoi Selditz and Hans Greve.

*due to illness Stefan Zeininger, Augustin Gorisse and Vicente Castello stepped in

We thank