An interesting new pair of chiefs has been chosen to succeed Luc Bondy at the head of the Vienna Festival next year.
Markus Hinterhäuser, formerly concerts programmer at Salzburg, is a professional chamber musician who used to be Brigitte Fassbaender’s accompanist. He’s right up-to-the-minute in contemporary music, building big audiences in Salzburg for esoteric composers like Sciarrino, Furrer and Scelsi.
His co-director is even more interesting. Turkish born, Shermin Langhoff is one of the most out-there directors in German theatre, working in a multicultural district of Berlin with an intense focus on immigrant issues. Here’s a Deutsche Welle video on her.
Dull it won’t be.