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A ride on Europe’s longest escalator takes two and a half minutes – more than enough time to ask a few soul-searching questions.

Tube Talk with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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  • with Alice Sara Ott, pianist

    »You get the feeling that you sitting at the centre of a musical ocean.«

    Tube Talk with Alice Sara Ott
  • with Die Prinzen, German pop band

    »Music – well, it's amazing, isn't it?!«

  • with Alan Gilbert, conductor

    »The Grand Hall not only invites a spirit of experimentation and risk-taking – it demands it. That’s all you can ask for.«

  • with the actor and musician David Hasselhoff

    »The best part about performing live is the audience’s reaction – to see how much fun everyone is having.«

  • with the actor Axel Prahl

    »The building would be a great location for a crime thriller!«

    Axel Prahl
  • with Anton Barakhovsky, concertmaster of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    »The Elbphilharmonie is a place where you feel at home.«

  • with Fatih Akin, film-maker

    »My favourite film genre is horror! And a horror film without music…that isn’t scary, right?«

  • with Michael Stich, tennis player

    »Piano concertos are especially beautiful; they help calm me down, even when I feel stressed.«

  • with Kent Nagano, conductor

  • with Alexander Hacke, member of Einstürzende Neubauten

    »It is a tradition of ours to play in exceptional places across the world.«

    Tube Talk with Alexander Hacke
  • with Michel Abdollahi, journalist and host

    »Music is everything, everything and once again: everything. Without music, life is nothing.«

    Tube Talk with Michael Abdollahi
  • with Jonas Kaufmann, singer

    »I hope that the Elbphilharmonie will pass the 99-year mark.«

    Tube Talk with Jonas Kaufmann
  • with Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    »Acoustically, the Elbphilharmonie is a delicious hall!«

    Tube Talk with Gustavo Dudamel

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