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5th Festival of Award winners to take place on September 1, 2023 at Elbphilharmonie

Fanny Mendelsohn Artists present a concert evening under the motto "Celebrating Life! Departure into new worlds" - tickets from 20 euros at

The Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis for Young Classical Artists has been awarded since 2015 - the internationally renowned prize not only evaluates the technical virtuosity of the applicants, but also places special emphasis on innovative concepts and visionary design. The young talents are given absolute freedom in their musical projects. The programme of the "Festival der Preisträger", which will take place for the fifth time this year in the Recital Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, will also be designed entirely according to the ideas and visions of the Fanny Mendelssohn Artists. The Elbphilharmonie provides the musicians with a prominent stage on which they can live out their artistic creativity and showcase their extraordinary musical talent in front of a large audience.


For the Festival of the Prize Winners, the Fanny Mendelssohn Artists are composed of this year's winner Philipp Schupelius (violoncello) and the first Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis winner Tamás Pálfalvi (trumpet), Dorothea Schupelius on violin and as host of the evening, Jelizaveta Vasiljeva on piano, Matthias Well on violin, Vera Karner on clarinet and Joséphine Olech on flute.

"Celebrating Life! Departure into new worlds"

Departure and new beginnings is the motto of the concert programme that the Fanny Mendelssohn Artists have conceived especially for their performance on 1 September at the Recital Hall of the Elbphilharmonie. Not only Hamburg and the Elbphilharmonie stand for new beginnings, but also the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis in particular. Whether Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Casals, Béla Bartók or Ludwig van Beethoven - each of the composers chosen by the young artists has a special connection to the theme "Celebrating Life! Departure into new worlds" - unfortunately not always a positive one, often the experiences cast in music come from wars and catastrophes. But they show that even the greatest suffering is followed by a new beginning, that life goes on. And that is what this evening is all about: about experiencing and about life itself - a shared musical celebration of life.


Tickets for the Festival der Preisträger on 1 September at 7:30 p.m. are available from 20 euros at www.elbphilharmonie.de and at the Elbphilharmonie box offices.

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