Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra
[This text has been translated electronically.] Shortly after its founding in 1972, the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra was already one of the most outstanding ensembles in the international festival landscape. The musicians earned this reputation above all with the long-standing festival director and conductor Wolfgang Gönnenwein. Today it still consists of members of leading ensembles in the region as well as professors and their master students. From 2005 to 2012, under the direction of Michael Hofstetter, the orchestra increasingly opened up to historically informed performance practice. From 2015 to 2019, the Finn Pietari Inkinen was the orchestra's principal conductor. In the 2021 season, the orchestra will work with Oksana Lyniv and Barbara Hannigan.