A FESTIVAL FOR THE ART OF SONG
Franziska has always been interested in concert concepts that reveal several levels and renew the traditional concert format in terms of content and form: With the RHONEFESTIVAL FÜR LIEDKUNST which she founded in 2018, she combines her passion for the art song with her organizational and conceptual sensitivity as well as her fascination for her homeland, the Swiss mountains.
Since 2018 the RHONEFESTIVAL has delighted song lovers, the curious, non-concert-goers and literature enthusiasts with surprising, immersive concert programmes. In 2019, the festival was expanded to include a summer concert dedicated solely to Swiss Composers and Poets. In addition, the international call for proposals #LIEDINNOVATION was founded.
The LIEDER.GARDEN was created in the Corona summer 2020, in which live recitals were played every Saturday in the garden of the Stockalper Castle in Brig and will be continued in Summer 2021. During the second cultural lockdown in November 2020, Franziska initiated the cultural series HERE & NOW with daily short concerts in the heart of Brig, despite restrictive official requirements. The concept will be continued in Visp and Leuk during the Christmas period. In total, HERE & NOW enabled 76 honored artist appearances.