Backstage at the Gewandhaus with Manfred Ludwig

Ever wondered how a classical musician prepares for a concert performance? Well, thanks to the Gewandhausorchester’s Manfred Ludwig, you needn’t wonder any longer. In this short video the Leipzig orchestra’s second flautist takes us through his concert preparations, and talks about the significance of being a member of such a prestigious orchestra

Backstage at Gewandhausorchester with Manfred Ludwig

When I started in the Gewandhausorchester it hit me how much history is in this orchestra
Manfred Ludwig, flautist


Manfred Ludwig was a student at the Richard Strauss Conservatory, and the University of Music and Drama Hannover before going on to be an academic with the Bavarian State Orchestra and Munich State Opera. Ludwig first performed with the Gewandhausorchester in 2008, and continued to deputise with the orchestra in subsequent years until becoming a permanent member as second flautist in January 2013.

Andris Nelsons led the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in two nights of concert performances, here at Southbank Centre on 8-9 October 2018.

Our 2018/19 Classical Season includes a great range of new music and premieres, as well as long-standing favourites from established orchestras and performers.

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This video features Bruckner's Symphony No.7 with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

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