Like a dream

2017/18 soloists to make for musical paradise in the black forrest

It sounds too wonderful to be true: the list of soloists for the 2017/2018 season at the Festival Hall Baden-Baden evokes a musical paradise in the warm and welcoming Black Forest. Artistic Director Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser can’t even mention them all in a single breath, so we’ll attempt to do so here – or at least an exquisite selection:

Violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Isabelle Faust, Daniel Hope, Arabella Steinbacher, David Garrett, Julia Fischer, Vilde Frang, Carolin Widmann, Janine Jansen.

Piano: Grigory Sokolov, Evgeny Kissin, Sir András Schiff, Lang Lang, Krystian Zimerman, Martin Stadtfeld, Igor Levit, Denis Matsuev, Piotr Anderszewski, Michael Wollny, Daniil Trifonov.

Voice (concerts): Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Rolando Villazón, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Marlis Petersen, Piotr Beczala, Thomas Hampson, Elina Garanca, Olga Peretyatko, Sonya Yoncheva, Diana Damrau, Nicoals Testé, Gerald Finley.

Photo: Harald Hoffmann/Decca