Chief conductor in Heidelberg

Johannes Klumpp has just been announced as chief conductor and artistic director of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra. Although artistic planning in the times of the pandemic is characterized by uncertainty, one major task is already set for him: the completion of the recording of all Haydn symphonies, on which his predecessor, the orchestra founder Thomas Fey, worked with great success.

Due to an accident, Thomas Fey has been unable to conduct his orchestra since 2014. “When the orchestra and I worked together, we noticed that we were musically and personally on the same wavelength. It soon became clear: we want to bring this 'Heidelberg Haydn' to its completion, together! “, Johannes Klumpp said in an interview with the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung. He describes the recordings made under Fey as "agile, lively, superbly phrased and articulated, historically informed" and wants to continue them in the same spirit – in addition to the concerts in the Heidelberg Stadthalle and the orchestra’s touring activities, which will hopefully soon be resumed.