Young talent

Young musicians inspire through early music

It is an integral part of the Festival philosophy to offer promising up-and-coming artists from the European early music scene an international platform. This takes place not only in the context of the eeemerging project, but also in chamber music concerts featuring young ensembles and in our large-scale productions.

Avinoam Shalev · Clavichord

At the 2014 National Singing Competition of Germany in Berlin, this young pianist was awarded a prize by the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius in recognition of his exceptional achievements in piano accompaniment. On May 26, he performed a solo concert on the clavichord at the Graf Isang restaurant, Seeburger See.

Sabrina Ma · Percussion

Classically trained as a ‘multi-percussionist’, she has won numerous international competitions and is lauded by the press: her “art of percussion playing in perfection” could be experienced on May 17 at the Distribo-Logistikzentrum.

The Curious Bards

The Curious Bards were 2016 ‘eeemerging’ award holders at the Centre for Early Music of the National University of Music Bucharest (Rumania) and the Ars Ramovš Ljubljana (Slovenia). Händel goes Pub, May 17, 9 pm, Irish Pub Göttingen.


Young talent in the opera

Sophie Rennert

Austrian mezzo-soprano Sophie Rennert was awarded second prize at the renowned International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in 2016. She also won the competition’s coveted audience prize. At this year’s Festival, she sang the title role in the opera Lotario.

Marie Lys

Marie Lys is no stranger to the Festival audience. Together with the ensemble Abchordis, she won the Göttingen Historical Music Series competition in 2015. At the ‘Handel Singing Competition’ in the framework of the 2016 London Handel Festival, she carried off the Michael Normington Audience Prize. In Lotario at Göttingen’s Deutsches Theater, she took the stage as Adelaide.

Jorge Navarro Colorado

Spanish tenor Jorge Navarro Colorado, in great demand throughout Europe and winner of several awards, has already sung under numerous distinguished conductors, among them also Laurence Cummings. The two of them met again in this year’s Festival opera production Lotario, in which Navarro Colorado was singing the role of Berengario.