This week sees the opening of Salzburg’s annual Mozartwoche. Askonas Holt artists are well-represented, including the following highlights:
Soprano Miah Persson returns to the festival to work with Rene Jacobs, with whom she recently collaborated singing Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in a European concert tour with the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Miah sings CPE Bach’s ”Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu” with the Freiburger Barockorchester at the Haus für Mozart on Friday 24 January.
Louis Langrée returns to Salzburg to conduct the Camerata Salzburg, of whom he is Chief Conductor. He will be joined by tenor Andrew Staples to perform arias by Mozart and Gluck. The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s ‘Prague’ Symphony (Mozarteum Großer Saal, Monday 27 January).
Malcolm Martineau accompanies one of his regular recital partners, Michael Schade, in a programme featuring the works of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Brahms (Mozarteum Großer Saal, Tuesday 28 January – 11:00).
Kristian Bezuidenhout will perform a selection of Mozart’s keyboard Sonatas on the 28 and 30 January 2014
Christiane Karg sings Mozart arias under the baton of Ivor Bolton and the Mozarteumorchester (Mozarteum, 28 January and 2 February – 19:30)
Alina Ibragimova plays as part of a string Quintet, alongside: Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Léa Hennino and Clemens Hagen. They will perform two concerts, covering the complete string quintets of Mozart. (Mozarteum, 29 and 31 January – 11:00)
Robin Ticciati will lead the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Mozarteum on 30 January in a programme of Strauss, Pärt and Beethoven and will be joined by Paul Lewis for Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 25.