SYMPHONIC WINDS & Katharina Köningsfeld & Jakob Spahn – Südtirol News

Meran / Bozen / Bruneck – At Symphonic Winds, this extraordinary selected wind orchestra consisting of around 50 musicians, over 60,000 concert-goers have enjoyed around 120 concerts in the last 30 years of its existence.

At this year’s concerts in Merano (Kursaal), Bozen (Konzerthaus) and Toblach (Gustav Mahler Hall), Symphonic Winds presents itself in an unusual, but no less exciting format.

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The wind orchestra Symphonic Winds, under the artistic direction of Alexander Veit, will this year be heard on the South Tyrolean concert stages together with the German pianist Katharina Königsfeld and the German cellist Jakob Spahn.

A new form of concert, adapted to the current situation, with a smaller number of visitors and a suitable hygiene concept, a live performance is possible for some.

Katharina Köngisfeld is one of the greatest female artists of her generation due to her breathtaking technique and charismatic interpretations.

The pianist Katharina Königsfeld is Germany’s new hope for classical music!

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The pianist Katharina Königsfeld discovered her passion for the piano and the organ at the age of 6. She studied both piano and organ in her main artistic subject with Prof. A. von Arnim and Prof. RM Stangier at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

The Philharmonie Essen, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, as well as the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum as part of the renowned Ruhr Piano Festival and the Oratorio S. Caterina in Cervo, Italy represent some of the stops in her lively concert activity. Together they worked with great musicians such as Justus Zeyen, Jan Philip Schulze, Christoph Eschenbach and Matthias Goerne. Together with the violinist Marie Claudine Papadopoulos and the cellist Alexandre Vay, she forms the trio `Klassik3.0`. Katharina has been working with producer Bill Sathrum since 2017 and wrote the film music for `HOAM` with him.

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With the producer and drummer Affe Maria she explores new musical possibilities and with her program `Piano Fantasy` she is a welcome guest on international stages. In 2018 she took over the artistic direction of the International Organ Academy in Kitzbühel. Katharina Königsfeld has been exclusively under contract with Sony Classical since 2014.

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Jakob Spahn has won numerous national and international competitions. At the 2010 ARD competition in Munich, he was awarded the special prize of the “Alice Rosner Foundation”. Following his two-year stipend from the “Karajan Academy” with the Berlin Philharmonic, he was engaged in 2011 as solo cellist at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

Concert tours have taken him through Europe, Asia, North and South America; As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Scharoun Ensemble and renowned artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Heinz Holliger, Mitsuko Uchida and Lang Lang. As a soloist he has performed with the Vienna Concert Association, the Sinfonia Iuventus Warsaw, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Bavarian State Orchestra, among others

As a professor he teaches at the Nuremberg University of Music and regularly gives master classes at festivals such as the “Academie Internationale de Nice”, the Summer Music Academy Hamburg and the Cello Academy Rutesheim.


For the concerts in Bolzano and Merano: FRI 28.05. and FRI 04.06. from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the ticket sales office in Merano, Freiheitsstraße 29, Tel. 0473 496030.

For the concert in Toblach: from Monday May 17th. From Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Euregio Kulturzentrum Toblach, Dolomitenstraße 41, Tel. 0474 976151 or online at

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Remaining tickets for the concert in Merano on the day of the concert from 6:00 p.m. on 0473 496 030.

Remaining tickets for the concert in Bolzano on the day of the concert from 6:00 p.m. on 0471 301 783.

Remaining tickets for the concert in Toblach on the day of the concert from 6:00 p.m. on 0474 976151.

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