And You Sing

Tue. August 4th

7:30 pm (CET)
1:30 pm (EST)

Admission 20 €
Reduced 10 €
Streaming 10 €

Festival Pass 110 €
Streaming Pass 55 €

And You Sing

Pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula presents Schumann’s great Fantasie in C Dur in Sindelfingen, inspired by Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte. He and Johannes Held also play Schumann’s Dichterliebe as well as lieder from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano
Johannes Held, baritone


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Fantasie in C Dur op. 17
Quite fantastic and passionate to deliver; In the legend tone.
Moderate. Quite energetic.
Worn slowly. To keep quiet throughout.

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)

Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Der Tamboursg’sell
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Dichterliebe op. 48
1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
3. Die Rose, die Lilie
4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’
5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
7. Ich grolle nicht
8. Und wüßten’s die Blumen
9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
10. Hör’ ich ein Liedchen klingen
11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
13. Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet
14. Allnächtlich im Traume
15. Aus alten Märchen
16. Die alten, bösen Lieder


Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula | Foto: Kaupo Kikkas
Johannes Held | Foto: Andrej Grilc

Jean-Selim is a versatile musician from Switzerland, both pianist and composer. He plays in halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall (London), the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), the Koerner Hall (Toronto), the Sendesaal (Bremen), the Carnegie Hall, 92Y Buttenwieser Hall (New York), the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), and festivals such as Lucern Festival, Lavaux Classics, Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Düsseldorf Schumannfest and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorprommen.

He is the recipient of many awards in both piano and composing including the first prizes at the 2012 Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition in Oslo, 2013 Lausanne Concours d’Interprétation Musicale and 2016 Premi de Musica de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra, the third prize at the 2015 Ciurlionis International Piano Competition in Vilnius, the 2015 Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize in London and the 2018 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award in Boston. Since 2017, he is represented by the YCAT agency.

He holds the 2014-15 Rebanks Family Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and is invited by András Schiff to give solo recitals across Europe as part of his 2016 Building Bridges concert series.

His works are played by musicians including Heinz Holliger, Antje Weithaas, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sylvia Nopper, Gilles Colliard, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg, and ensembles like the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Swiss Chamber Soloists, the Camerata Bern, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Ensemble Séquence.

“Johannes Held’s baritone voice has a firm, glowing core and a gripping, expressive force,” Susanne Benda wrote of the German baritone in Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Since his graduation from the Royal Danish Opera Academy in 2013, Johannes has impressed audiences and critics alike.

Johannes has performed as a soloist with companies including the Royal Danish Opera, Wermland Opera (SE), Staatstheater Oldenburg (GER), Staatstheater Mainz (GER) and Theater Bozen (IT). He has sung major operatic roles including Papageno, Gulgielmo, Dr. Falke, Sid, and Escamillo.

Johannes is an experienced oratorio soloist and prize-winning lieder singer. He has appeared with the orchestra of the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen Phil, Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Orchestra, La Verdi Milan, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, and Orchestra Haydn Bolzano e Trento. His substantial oratorio repertoire includes works by Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Martin, and his thoughtfully programmed lieder recitals feature music by Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, and Weill, among others.

Johannes has collaborated with conductors including Andris Poga, Claus Peter Flor, Arvo Volmer, Simon Gaudenz, Johannes Gustavsson, Michael Boder, and Ruben Jais. He has appeared in chamber music festivals at Meraner Festwochen, Schubertiade Roskilde, and Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, and has sung at Auditorio Bolzano, Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo, and Gothenburg Opera House. In 2018, he recorded Schubert´s Winterreise with pianist Daniel Beskow. He created the concept for “Winterreise Staged,” which he has performed since 2015 across Europe.

Johannes is founder and artistic director of the international art song-festival DER ZWERG, which is held biannually in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Johannes grew up in Sindelfingen, Germany. After early training with Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir, he studied voice at the Music Academy Freiburg, Germany, and continued at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Opera Academy in Copenhagen under the guidance of Susanna Eken. He has worked with coaches including Mikael Eliasen, Fiona MacSherry, Ouri Bronchti, and Tim Ribchester. Deborah Polaski has given him further impulses.

Johannes is grateful to the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the Evangelische Studienwerk Villigst, the Richard Wagner Foundation, and the Kunststiftung BW for support that has aided his studies and career.


Das Konzert findet statt im

Odeon der SMTT Sindelfingen
Wolboldstraße 21
71063 Sindelfingen

Barrierefreier Zugang möglich

ÖPNV-Verbindungen: S-Bahn-Linie S60, Bahnhof Sindelfingen; Fußweg zum Odeon ca. 12. Min. | Verschiedene Buslinien, Haltestelle Marktplatz; Fußweg zum Odeon ca. 3 Min.

Parkmöglichkeiten: Tiefgaragen Marktplatz, Rathaus und Stadthalle in unmittelbarer Nähe