Time of “longing”: curtains up for the HERBSTGOLD Festival in Eisenstadt/Austria from September 9 to 24, 2023

Since 2021, Julian Rachlin has worked passionately in the role of HERBSTGOLD director. Now, once again, the internationally renowned violinist and conductor invites you to enjoy some wonderful music in the golden light of Eistenstadt‘s autumn in Burgenland, Austria. This year’s festival motto is “Longing” – from the almost untranslatable German “Sehnsucht“ – and will feature a wide-range of thrilling performances from the 9th to 24th of September.

This year will again see celebrated artists taking part in the Eisenstadt festival: among others the actor George Hamilton and the mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager will take the stage. Furthermore, the pianist Kirill Gerstein, the jazz pianist Danny Grissett, who studied with Herbie Hancock, and the resident orchestra Chamber Orchestra of Europe will complete the programme.

HERBSTGOLD director Julian Rachlin describes the festival’s guiding principle thus: “Music is the direct manifestation of human longing. So what could be more natural than to immerse yourself in the world of music, a world made of stirring emotions and the very yearning vibrations of the soul? There‘s something for everyone: all your favorite composers and performers can be enjoyed again this year at HERBSTGOLD, where moving concert experiences inspire our longing for love, fulfillment and peace.” Rachlin hopes the HERBSTGOLD Festival can provide a temporary relief from the crises and catastrophes of our time: “Particularly in these difficult and uncertain times, we are united by our longing for a better world. We find this in the beauty of timeless musical masterpieces, especially when they are performed by first-class artists and ensembles such as Vilde Frang, Lucy Crowe, John Eliot Gardiner or the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. For me as director of the HERBSTGOLD Festival, it is particularly important that it is more than just a concert visit. It should be an experience filled with inspiration, reflection and personal encounters.”

> medici TV: Live broadcast of the concert from September 16, 2023

> Trailer HERBSTGOLD Festival 2023

> Website HERBSTGOLD Festival