Patricia Kopatchinskaja returns to the Festspielhaus! Memories of last season immediately spring to mind. Which piece at the 2023 Whitsun Festival thrilled audiences the most? A Bartók Sonata performed by the acclaimed violinist! Also unforgettable was her interpretation of Arnold Schoenberg's Violin Concerto. An artist who regularly electrifies the hall, she often presents unusual repertoire. This time around we will be hearing Schumann's Violin Concerto: once rarely heard, it treats the solo violin like a viola and has become a cult piece in recent years.