Festival Zeeland Klassiek 2023

11 December 2023

From June 30 to July 9, the Festival Zeeland Klassiek took place once more. This time the theme was ‘Crossroads’ which took the audience through an exciting programme full of cross-pollinations, musical pioneers and history-making. The programme consisted of collaborations with other art forms at special festival locations. The musical programming created space for classics, combined with innovative and exciting repertoire by top international musicians and young, up-and-coming talent.

Special attention was given to the chamber music repertoire of the Zeeland composer Gerard von Brucken Fock, whom Grieg called the ‘Dutch Chopin’.

The composer in focus this year was Mozart. The audience went on a journey with the Mozart family, whose chamber music featured prominently in this edition throughout the festival, including in a special performance for young visitors. There were cross-pollinations at studio concerts with local and national visual artists in Middelburg and peripheral programming highlighted Zeeland’s Spanish and Flemish connections.

Finally, the audience was taken into the wonderful world of Schubert and Enescu’s octets, with young and old sharing the stage together. This year’s line-up included cellist Harriet Krijgh, violinist Larissa Cidlinsky, pianist Lauma Skride, guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel, hornist Hervé Joulain, young talent from the Benelux and a host of other established international musicians.

Website Festival Zeeland Klassiek

The Hurgronje Family Fund made a financial contribution to the realisation of this festival.

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