The Heidelberger Frühling was founded in 1997 as a classical music festival and has since developed into a year-round, impulse-giving cultural institution that organizes festivals, concert series, conferences and support programmes for young artists.
These include the "Musikfestival", which brings together the stars of the classical music scene and promising young artists in Heidelberg every spring. The short festival "Streichquartettfest" which takes place in January, is dedicated to the royal genre of chamber music in concerts, lectures, workshops and readings, while the year-round subscription series "Kammermusik +" features the top artists of the international chamber music scene every month in the beautiful auditorium of Alte Universität Heidelberg.
With the Heidelberger Frühling Liedzentrum, the 2016 Heidelberger Frühling has created a center of excellence that not only preserves the cultural heritage of the European art song, but in particular renews it. In the Liedakaademie under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson, in the Heidelberger Frühling Wettbewerb "Das Lied" by Thomas Quasthoff, in the Liedfestival as well as in other artistic projects, the phenomenon "Lied" can unfold creatively and innovatively in all its manifestations.
The Heidelberger Frühling Musikkonferenz sets important impulses for the future of the entire classical music sector, while the first Heidelberger Frühling Liedkonferenz in 2022 has given the starting signal for networking and exchange among the international Lied scene.