About the Concert
Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz was passed around as a child prodigy at celebrity parties and galas in Hollywood and Beverly Hills at an early age - shortly after her birth, her parents had moved to Los Angeles. "The world will be her oyster," predicted American star pianist Van Cliburn upon hearing her. And he was to be proved right. At 17, Leila Josefowicz made her debut at New York's Carnegie Hall and began a highly successful solo career. Leila Josefowicz has long since emancipated herself from the glamorous life of her early days - also through contact with contemporary composers. With Matthias Pintscher's Violin Concerto, she proves that she can transfer their sound world to the concert hall in a fascinating way.
This will be accompanied by the Second Symphony of the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. Its novel, individual tonal language has made it extraordinarily popular to this day - not least because of the overwhelming last movement, which composer Mathias Husmann describes as follows: "The last, hymn-like, radiant bars are almost unbearable. After the final chord of this dreamlike symphony of happiness, you have to wake up."
At the invitation of the Dresden Philharmonic