"A restless seeker with great independence and inventiveness"

In the summer of 2023, the Salzburg Festival will demonstrate its close affinity with the music of György Ligeti through the concert series Time with Ligeti. Tabea Zimmermann and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who play a key role in shaping the series, talk about their own relationship with the composer.

The list of the composer's works that have been performed at the Salzburg Festival over the decades is impressive. From Artikulation in 1958 to the world premiere of the revised version of the opera Le Grand Macabre with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Peter Sellars in 1997 to orchestral and chamber concerts in recent years, the composer's music has always been present in Salzburg - and with it the great performers of his music. These undoubtedly include violist Tabea Zimmermann and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, to whom György Ligeti has entrusted world premieres of his works.