Artistic Director 2019/20

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 of the organization “Musikfreunde Inneres Salzkammergut”, Karolos Trikolidis.

As a former scholar of Hans Swarowsky, Tangelwood-Fellow, winner of numerous competitons, winner of the renowned Besancon Conducting Competition – among others, and honorary prize holder of the “Goldenes Ehrenzeichens für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich”, Maestro Trikolidis commits himself tirelessly not only as a conductor but even more so as mentor and teacher to the authentic preservation of our musical heritage.

The artistic collaboration of these two conductors led to the organization of concerts at the “Beethoven plus” summer festival in the geografical middle of Austria with renowned artists such as:

L. v. Beethoven: Mass in C mit der Capella Savaria and the Schola Cantorum Vienna, June 8 2019, St. Paul’s Curch, Bad Aussee

L. v. Beethoven: “Fidelio” – featuring the soloists and orchestra of the Oper Burg Gars, July 9 2019, St. Paul’s Church, Bad Aussee

C. Saint-Saens: RequiemBrucknerchor Linz and the Sinfonietta Klagenfurt, November 2 2019, St. Paul’s Church, Bad Aussee


Assistant NOW

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 brought to life in the form of music by the composer Peter Eötvös for the first time in 2004 as a commissioned work by the Téâtre du Châtelet in Paris has since made its way to becoming a popular work all over Europe.

The moving result of the collaboration of the stage director Matthias Oldag and the fantastic ensemle of the Neue Oper Wien will premiere on the 26th of September 2019 at the Museumsquartier Wien.


5th of July 2019 Guest Performance

After the great success on two german opera stages Rüsselsheim and Aschaffenburg, the production of the Junge Oper Rhein-Main: “Caliban” by Moritz Eggert is now invited to perform at the opera festival Tiroler Festspiele in Erl. The clear echo in the media led to an invitation by the renowned festival.

The full ensemble of this opera production under the staging of the young director Max Koch and the musical direction of David Holzinger is very much looking forward to this artistic collaboration and the performance of Moritz Eggerts opera, based on Shakespeares “The Tempest” – a topic very much up to date.

The performance will be given on the 05th of July 2019 at 7pm at the festival hall in Erl. Tickets will be availible on the homepage of the Tiroler Festspiele.


11th-14th of March 2019 Conducting Masterclass Vicenza

The former pupil of Hans Swarowski, Julius Kalmar and the principal guest conductor of the Filarmonia Veneto, Romolo Gessi, invited participants to the European Conducting Masterclass at the prestigious villa Ghislanzoni in Vicenza to work on the Viennese Sound of the masters.

On the program, Joseph Haydns last of his London Symphonies Nr. 104, Symphony Nr. 1 by Ludwig v. Beethoven and the ouverture to Mozarts opera “Così fan tutte”.


30th/31st of March Kammerchor Rheinland-Pfalz

David Holzinger stepped in on a short term notice to lead to concerts with the german based chamber choir Kammerchor Rheinland-Pfalz. After an intense rehearsal period full of joy the two concerts were received with standing ovations.

Amongst others the program contained works by Eric Whitacre, Samuel Barber and George Gershwin.