© Christian Hostettler

"Do you have tones? - We do!"


What do a composer who died 350 years ago and young artists of today have in common?

Then as now, enthusiasm, openness and curiosity help you get through the world better. This is just as true for Heinrich Schütz as it is for the students of the Dresden Composers' Class. Since Hans J. Wenzel founded the Dresden Composers' Class in 1982, children and young people from Dresden and the Saxon region have been encouraged to compose here. Since then, over 600 student compositions have been premiered by professional musicians in moderated family concerts.

Just as the European Heinrich Schütz literally absorbed the musical developments of his time and developed his own masterful musical language from them, the composer class pupils deal intensively with music, literature and art of all epochs every year and deal with special themes, genres and instruments in their pieces. They work together with young creatives from other disciplines and cultivate cultural exchange with young artists from the French twin city of Strasbourg.

The Dresden Composers' Class celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. At the suggestion of the initiators of SCHÜTZ22, a special line-up will take centre stage on this occasion. Under the guidance of the composers Silke Fraikin, Johannes Korndörfer and Annette Schlünz, the eight to 18-year-olds will have the opportunity for the first time to compose for large church organ and five-part vocal ensemble.

Continuing the creative exchange with composition students from Strasbourg, new pieces by students from the Eurometropolis will also enrich the programme. Approximately 15 world premieres from the pens of the youngest generation of composers will be heard.

Organ: Ivan Terekhov

Moderation: Clemens Kersten

Ticket sales will be announced at a later date!

"Do you have tones? - We do!"
© Christian Hostettler
06.11.2022, 04:00pm
Schlosskirche Chemnitz

AuditivVokal Dresden


AuditivVokal Dresden
Könneritzstraße 19
01067 Dresden