The Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, founded in 1932, is one of Germany´s oldest festivals and features musical and dance performances, theatre and literary events between May and July of each year. The festival´s renowned orchestra, founded in 1972 by Wolfgang Gönnenwein, is composed of members from leading orchestras of Baden- Württemberg and early music specialists. It is noted for its lively, authentic performances of works spanning from the Baroque to Modern eras. In addition to their home concerts during the festival, the orchestra has performed at Austria´s Schubertiade, the International Gluck Opera Festival in Nuremberg and the Opéra de Vichy.
Pietari Inkinen became Chief Conductor of the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in 2015 and has just signed a new contract to extend his tenure until 2019.
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