After conducting the Festival Orchestra in 2019, German conductor Reinhard Goebel returns for the 2023 edition, accompanied by young pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati in a concert that will resonate the music of the Bach dynasty.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung reveres him as an "icon of early music", and the New York Times applauds him as a "light in a sea of mediocrity". Reinhard Goebel specializes in the repertoire of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries; As an expounder of period performance practice for both early music ensembles and modern orchestras, and as an endless fount of knowledge about gems of the repertoire, he is a world-renowned specialist.
Schaghajegh Nosrati has become known as an extremely versatile musician; that she could establish herself as a concert pianist in early years is due to her excellent reputation as an interpreter of Bach´s music. Her international breakthrough came in 2014 as an award winner at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig and particularly through her increasing musical collaboration with Sir András Schiff who praised the "astonishing clarity, purity and maturity" as well as the musical comprehension associated with it when she plays Bach.