Focus on Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve

I have an insane desire to experiment.

A visionary composer, an outstanding musician and an inspiring conductor, teacher and music educator: it is impossible to say which of these comes first with Jörg Widmann. He embodies all of these things – and all with equal intensity and professionalism. His audiences see him as authentic, charismatic, captivating in the complexity of his intellect and full of passion for what he does. His music is a reflection of this: intense, immediate, opulent and at times disconcerting. His soundscapes often move between two very disparate emotional poles. Widmann is challenging – for musicians and audiences alike. Because, in his own words, “I like to push boundaries and go that decisive millimetre beyond them.”