Hélène Grimaud is announced as “Portrait Artist” of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival 2021


Hélène Grimaud joins the 36th Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival as this year’s “Portrait Artist”. She was a guest at SHMF for the first time in 2013. In the course of the festival summer, she will present a total of eleven concerts. She invites the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the baton of Paavo Järvi, the Camerata Salzburg, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Pablo Heras-Casado, the Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and the German cellist Jan Vogler to join her on stage.

The festival runs from 3 July to 29 August 2021

Read Hélène’s interview with Tobias Klatt [pdf]

Program changes:

Due to travel restrictions, portrait artist Hélène Grimaud will not be able to travel to the festival.

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