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12 march|Heinz holliger project | 20.00 | utrecht

Heinz holliger

Heinz Robert Holliger (born 21 May 1939) is a Swiss oboist, composer and conductor. He is celebrated for his virtuoso style of playing, and is internationally recognized as one of the best oboe players alive. Multiple composers have written works for him. He is an acclaimed conductor and composer and received multiple awards for his work.


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Heinz holliger project


In 2019, the New European Ensemble has invited the legendary Swiss oboist, conductor and composer Heinz Holliger to the Netherlands for a remarkable celebration of his 80th birthday. Holliger will be featured as a composer, oboist and conductor in a number of his great ensemble works. He will perform works with the ensemble that were composed by his close friends Elliot Carter, György Ligeti and Witold Lutosławski.



Heinz Holliger - Meta Arca für 14 Solostreicher

Elliot Carter - Mosaic (2004)

György Ligeti - Chamber concerto (1970)

Heinz Holliger - Ma’mounia for solo percussion and 5 instruments (2002)

Witold Lutosławski - Double Concerto for oboe and harp (1980)



Heinz Holliger - Conductor, Oboe

Astrid Haring - Harp solo

New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague