Leif Ove Andsnes, Artistic Director
One of the joys of creating a festival programme is that it allows you to focus in depth on a particular aspect of a composer’s life and music. In 2016, for the 1st Rosendal Chamber Music Festival we focused on 1828 – the year of Franz Schubert’s death which was also a year in which the composer wrote some of his most poignantly beautiful music. Now, for the 2nd Festival I have put together a programme around another big passion of mine – the chamber music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
I am delighted to be joined on stage this summer by a wonderful line up of guest artists including Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Martin Fröst (clarinet), Mizuho Yoshii (oboe), Audun Halvorsen (bassoon), José Vicente Castelló (French horn), as well as my long time chamber music partners, Tabea Zimmermann (viola) and siblings Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff (violin and cello) who will also perform with quartet partners Elisabeth Kufferath (violin) and Hanna Weinmeister (viola).
As with the 1st Rosendal Festival, 2017 will introduce upcoming young Norwegian artists. This year the Opus 13 String Quartet – Sonoko Miriam Welde, Edvard Erdal (violins) Michael Grolid (viola) and Frida Tharaldsen Skaftun – will also perform.
We hope you will be able to join us in Rosendal this August and we look forward to welcoming both “old” and “new” friends for what will be a celebration of Mozart!
Leif Ove Andsnes