The Festival Director
Ludwig Güttler not only embodies Saxony’s music tradition as a trumpeter or conductor, but also as an artistic director of festivals. He has been engaged as an artistic director in festivals such as Sandstein und Musik near his hometown and the festival Musikwoche Hitzacker. The festival Sandstein und Musik is performed in concert venues situated in the so unique landscape surrounding Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony. There are more than 20 concerts yearly performed in the Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland), the Osterzgebirge (Eastern Ore Mountains), Meißen, Dresden and also sometimes in Lusatia. The festival Musikwoche Hitzacker always takes place in the last week of February.
The concerts are usually grouped into thematic events including piano evenings, gala concerts, and excursions. Very popular during these festivals are Güttler’s conversation concerts. He regularly performs with his ensemble at both festivals. Furthermore, the festivals woo audiences with renowned soloists, ensembles, and new musical talents as part of their programmes.