The Neue Züricher Zeitung attested her outstanding virtuoso playing full of concentration, imagination and fantasy a "poetry of interpretation" resulting from all these characteristics. In hardly any other work in the history of music can pianist Claire Huangci express this in such a wonderful and multi-faceted way as in Camille Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto in G Minor op. 22. It took Camille Saint-Saëns a full seventeen days in the spring of 1868 to compose his Second Piano Concerto. It was written for the great Russian pianist Anton Rubinstein, who wanted to present himself as conductor to his Parisian audience with what he called a "warhorse". This happened in the first performance on 13 May 1868 in the Salle Pleyel in Paris, with none other than the composer at the piano. Since we will already be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Camille Saint-Saëns' death next year, we decided with Claire Huangci without further ado to choose the only worthy alternative to the composer for the solo part. At the podium of the Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl, Valentin Uryupin, winner of the 8th International Conducting Competition Sir Georg Solti 2017, will not only lead safely through the piano concerto, but will also show with Prokofiev's Cinderella Suites that the Russian composer's unique ballet music basically requires no dancers at all, but only a lot of imagination and creative will. Uryupin is predestined for this task. He will make the musicians of the orchestra dance on their instruments.