The 2022/23 season ushered in the debut of David Holzinger at the Theatre in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany featuring the Brandenburger Symphony Orchestra. The work conducted was Bataclan, the one act operetta by Jacques Offenbach, staged by Theatre and Stage Director Alexander Busche. The 1855 premiered masterpiece came to quick and wide success because of its musical wit and political satire in the city of Paris. David Holzinger conducted the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra in two performances on December 30th and 31st to great appraise.
The acclaimed author and opera critic Dieter David Scholz praised the production and expressed his compliments of David Holzinger: “…he is a stroke of luck, because of his distinct affinity to Offenbach: wit, charme and sense for rhythmic precision, gifted with striking elegance.”
Bataclan by Jacques Offenbach on December 30th and 31st 2022th, Brandenburg Theatre an der Havel
Fé-an-nich-ton: Dana Hoffmann Soprano
Ké-ki-ka-ko: Sotiris Charalampous Tenor
Fé-ni-han: Ilja Martin Tenor
Ko-ko-ri-ko: Frederik Baldus Baritone
Choir: Mens Quartett B Major Nico Brazda, Martin Fehr, Tom Heiss, Pedro Mato
Stage Director: Dr. Alexander Busche
Dramatic Advisor: Carola Söllner
Conductor: David Holzinger
After the tragic loss of the conductor and founder of the Beethoven plus Festivals – Karolos Trikolidis – a decision about the new leadership of this cultural heritage needed to be made. For five years Karolos Trikolidis was working on preserving classical music as one of the Salzkammergut regions cultural identity and to also bring it to a new audience. The region, surrounded by festivals like Salzburg Festival, the new opera house in Linz, the Musikverein in Graz or the Bregenz Festival, took pride in presenting its own cultural offer with internationally acclaimed soloists.
This challenge was taken on by a team of musicians, who have been supporting Karolos Trikolidis over the years in his endeavours. Internationally acclaimed violinist Benjamin Schmid, pianist Ariane Haering, conductor David Holzinger and Artemis Vasilopolou are forming the new team of the artistic directorship since the 2022 season.
On October 29th David Holzinger will conduct the final concert of the season, performing the two works “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi and “Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibel” by Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn at the St. Pauls church in Bad Aussee in the memory of the festivals founder Karolos Trikolidis.
Sophia Kyanidou – Soprano
Anna Lytvytska – Soprano
Anna Agathonos – Mezzosoprano
Maximilian von Lütgendorff – Tenor
Andreas Jankowitsch – Bassbaritone
Philharmonia Chor Wien – Director Walter Zeh
Festivalchor Bad Aussee – Director Moritz Pliem
Europe United Festival Orchestra
David Holzinger – Conductor
At the Summer Night’s Gala Concert in St. Pölten the audience experienced a memorable evening on the 3rd of July, with a varied program of drama and joy. Internationally acclaimed soprano Natalia Ushakova and her colleague, mezzosoprano Yulia Savrasova excited the audience with masterpieces by W.A. Mozart, G. Verdi, G. Donizetti, A. Dvorak, T. Ambroise and J. Strauss. David Holzinger was invited to conduct the Kaiserwalzerorchester. The expressive performance of the Europaballetts lit up the stage. Kai-Uwe Garrels hosted the event with much wit, humor and flair.
Natalia Ushakova – Soprano
Yulia Savrasova – Mezzosoprano
David Holzinger – Conductor
Upon invitation David Holzinger will revisit Bulgaria to conduct a Summer Concert with soloists and the Orchestra of the State Opera Rousse on the 29th of June 2022.
The program of the concert emphasizes the cultural – cross-country relations between Bulgaria, Romania and Austria. Works for orchestra and voice by renowned composers such as Petko Staynov, Pantscho Vladigerov, Paul Constantinescu, Constantin Dimitrescu, Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár will be performed
The soloists of this Summer Concert on the 29th of June will be:
Daniela Karaivanova – Soprano
Teodora Tchukurska – Mezzosoprano
Andreana Nikolova – Mezzosoprano
Ivan Penchev – Tenor
Stoyan Stoyandzhov – Baritone
The demanding program of the “European Conducting Masterclass” from February 28th until March 4th 2022, presented a particularly professional challenge for the chosen 12 contestants. No less than Béla Bartóks Concerto for Orchestra, Antonín Dvoráks Symphony Nr. 7 and Anton Bruckners Symphony Nr. 4 were rehearsed. The conductors of this, rigidly Covid-regulated, masterclass were accompanied through those masterpieces with the guiding hand of worldwide renowned conductor, teacher and author Martin Sieghart.
The working atmosphere with the Slovak Radio Symphonie Orchestra Bratislava was very focused and aimed at the most detailed finesse of ensemble playing.
David Holzinger conducted Bartóks Concerto for Orchestra at the final concert.
The concert took place on Friday the 4th of March 2022 at the grand broadcasting hall of the Slovak Radio Symphony building in Bratislava.