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September 8, 2021 admin No comments exist

He is guest conductor and professor of conducting courses all over the world, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Tanglewood, Aspen, Ottawa and Sydney. Jorma Panula has been a teacher and mentor to a strong and successful generation of Finnish conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Osmo Vänskä and…

September 7, 2021 admin No comments exist

After a one year Covid related pause, the “Beethoven plus Festival 2021” made a triumphant return to its audience this summer. Following internationally acclaimed soloists Ariane Haering, Benjamin Schmid and Matthias Bartolomey performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto the week prior, a rare gem of the Viennese classical period sparked on the 10th of August. Fraternity, Equality,…

September 6, 2021 admin No comments exist

The fortress “Baba Vida”, on the shores of the Danube was once the main rampart of Vidin, a city in the high north-west of Bulgaria. On the 9th of July 2021, surrounded by the cooling stones of the castle wall and under a cloudless summer evening sky, a music gala took place. Conducted by David…

May 24, 2021 admin

The turbulent times of the worldwide pandemic kept quite something unexpected up their sleeve. They brought an unhoped-for debut with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Due to the suddenly prevented Maestro Sascha Götzel – regular guest conductor of Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra – David Holzinger stepped in for the concert performance. Together with members of the Vienna…

May 24, 2021 admin

The 9th of May not only signifies the day of victory in the Balkan states but also – in the 2021 – the 25th anniversary of the “Austrian Music Weeks” in Bulgaria. David Holzinger was invited by the festival, the Autrian embassy and the Elias Canetti Society, to perform Beethovens 9th symphony with the chorus…

November 17, 2020 admin

The director of the +PlusOpera Vienna Sylvia, Saavedra-Edelmann, completed the team of her opera studio with renowned stage director Leonard Prinsloo and David Holzinger in order to stage the performance of “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck in a chamber version, realized on the piano by the pianists Mariam Bombrun and Uliana Cheklina on November…

November 17, 2020 admin

In September 2020 David Holzinger was invited by the State Opera Ruse, Bulgaria, to conduct the rehearsals to the opera production “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini. He was scheduled to conduct a performance on November 27, which had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Director: Mihaela Panainte Sets and Costumes: Mihai Panaintesku Conductor: Dimitar…

October 30, 2020 admin

In late fall 2019, common interests led to an beneficial artistic collaboration of the voice teacher and founder of the +PlusOpera Studio Vienna Sylvia Saavedra-Edelmann and David Holzinger. During the crisis, which led many performing artists to the edge of their existence, the team found ways and possibilities to keep the opera studio and the…

October 27, 2020 admin

In spring 2019, David Holzinger joined the “Beethoven plus Festival” as its artistic project director in Bad Aussee, Styria. The success of the Beethoven Chorus Fantasy, featuring the renowned soloist Ariane Haering under the direction of David Holzinger at the Congress Hall in Bad Aussee led to the artistic connection of the conductor and chairman…

August 25, 2019 admin

The 12th of August marked the beginning of an intense and thrilling rehearsal period for David Holzinger, who assisted music director Walter Kobéra in the new production of Peter Eötvös opera “Angels in America”. The Neue Oper Wien is bringing this opera to Austria for the first time. The award-winning play by Tony Kushner was…