Mahler Festival 2025 at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

The Mahler Festival 2025 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam will feature a series of performances by distinguished vocalists, accompanied by pianist Julius Drake. From May 9 to May 17.

May 9 – Catriona Morison and James Newby
Pianist Julius Drake accompanies mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison and baritone James Newby in the Rückert-Lieder and the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

May 10 – Ema Nikolovska and Jusung Gabriel Park
Julius Drake chose mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska and bass-baritone Jusung Gabriel Park as soloists in Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Together and apart, they perform these intense, sometimes fairytale-like songs.

May 14 – Feride Büyükdenktaş and Stuart Jackson
Pianist Julius Drake accompanies two top vocalists in the ‘small’ but no less stirring version of Das Lied von der Erde. Mezzo-soprano Feride Büyükdenktaş and tenor Stuart Jackson in songs about farewell and new beginnings.

May 15 – Fleur Barron and Laurence Kilsby
Pianist Julius Drake accompanies mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and tenor Laurence Kilsby in songs by Mahler, including the Kindertotenlieder and parts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

May 17 – Axelle Fanyo and Raoul Steffani
The late-romantic, often melancholic songs of Alma Mahler will be heard alongside works by close friends such as Krenek, Berg, and Schoenberg. Julius Drake accompanies soprano Axelle Fanyo and baritone Raoul Steffani.