Sven is honored to be a faculty member at Canada's Banff Center for Arts and Creativity. Along Sven's master classes during the Choral Art program, the center will stage his work I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain, calling it one of the most remarkable choir works of the 21st century.
Founded in 1933, the Banff Centre continues its worldwide unique role as a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of its unique environment and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Banff Centre aspires to be the global leader in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, culture and the environment.
The first single Meernacht from the upcoming album Clemens Christian Poetzsch plays Sven Helbig will be released today. The album will content 12 pieces for piano, played by fellow pianist Clemens Christian Poetzsch, who also contributed a piano adaption of Sven's orchestra composition Eisenhüttenstadt.
Read their diary about the collaboration every Sunday on Instagram.
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The ongoing tour of I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain will reach Belarus this October. The choir work will be staged at renowned Bolshoi Opera in Minsk.
In November, Sven will go on tour in Germany with the famous choir of the opera house, conducted by Wilhelm Keitel. Beside concerts in Berlin, Potsdam and Stuttgart, the project will also stop at Sven's hometown Eisenhüttenstadt.
Sven is performing with acclaimed Manchester Camerata again on October 9th.
This time at impressive 600 years old Manchester Cathedral.
Together with the chamber orchestra, he will interrogate the ghosts of history with electronic improvisations inspired by Mozart's Gran Partita and determine the impact of his legacy in 2019.
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