The young, up-and-coming conductor Johannes Klumpp performs with great agility and subtle nuance. [...] This leads to the magic of an unbridled, flowing music-making, one that forgets itself and holds the listener under a breathless spell. WIESBADENER TAGEBLATT
In creative partnership with the orchestra, Johannes Klumpp develops unique programmes – from late baroque to classical modernism – that thrill audiences. At the start of the 2020/2021 season, he will take up his new position as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra. Although artistic planning in times of pandemic is characterized by some uncertainties, one major task is already certain: the completion of the complete recording of all Haydn symphonies, on which his predecessor, the orchestra's founder Thomas Fey, worked with great success. This season will also see his debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra with a Russian program as well as re-invitations to the Filharmonia Opolska, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest German Philharmonic and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.