Catherine Zagrosek replaces Franz Xaver Ohnesorg at the Ruhr Piano Festival

Catherine Zagrosek
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With over sixty concerts throughout the Ruhr area, the Ruhr Piano Festival is one of the largest music organizers in the region. Its director, Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, has announced his retirement. Catherine Zagrosek follows him.

KEtrin Zagrosek will be the new director of the Piano Festival on January 1, 2024 against dysentery. This was announced by his administration on Monday. She succeeds Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, who will lead the festival for 28 years. Ohnesorg told the Foundation and the Series A Supervisory Board at an early stage that he did not want to extend his contract, which ran until December 31, 2023, when he was 76. Zagrosek will be appointed to the board of the Piano Festival Ruhr Foundation and to the management of the Piano Festival Ruhr sponsorship und Service GmbH from April 1, 2023.

The art and music graduate first worked as a theater director at the Freiburg Theater, director of the “Hamburger Ringtones for Easter” project, production manager of “Wien Modern” and artistic director of the Niedersächsische Musiktage. Since 2018 she has been managing the affairs of the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart. This year, the Ruhr Piano Festival will run until July 9 and will bring together 69 pianists in 63 events at 24 locations.

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