Sibelius 2

The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with John Storgårds and Leila Josefowicz as guests at the Kulturpalast.

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


Béla Bartók
"Der wunderbare Mandarin" Suite

Matthias Pintscher
"Mar'eh" für Violine und Orchester

Jean Sibelius
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur


John Storgårds
Leila Josefowicz
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie


John Storgårds


Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, John Storgårds has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso and is widely recognised for his creative flair for programming as well as his rousing yet refined performances. As Artistic Director of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, a title he has been holding for over 25 years, Storgårds earned global critical acclaim for the ensemble’s adventurous performances and award-winning recordings.

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Leila Josefowicz

"In short: a fantastic talent" wrote Gramophone Magazine about the Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz, who is particularly committed to performing contemporary music for violin. Her recent engagements have included a residency with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere of Jüri Reinvere's Concerto for Violin and Harp in Cleveland and a major tour of Germany and Austria with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.

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Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

May we introduce? The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie aka the "Orchestra of the Future" - creative, vibrant nand full of drive to shape the musical world of tomorrow! Our orchestra brings together the best students from German-speaking music academies between the ages of 18 and 28 and create visions for the future.

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