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In his book »Backstage Elbphilharmonie«, photographer Peter Hundert captures special moments that the audience doesn't normally see…

Since the first season at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg-based photographer Peter Hundert has had the chance to collect pictures and sound recordings first-hand at numerous shows, rehearsals and soundchecks, enabling him to compile a highly authentic and intimate record of day-to-day goings-on at the Elbphilharmonie.

Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie © Peter Hundert / Koehler Verlag

Peter Hundert: Backstage Elbphilharmonie

Hardcover, 29 x 29 cm, 288 pages
185 photos in B/W and colour
Released: 14 August 2019
Koehler Verlag

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The book contains portraits of world stars such as Teodor Currentzis, Gustavo Dudamel, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Daniil Trifonov, Steve Reich and John Malkovich, as well as ensembles like the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Outstanding bands such as The National and Kings of Convenience are likewise accommodated, as well as jazz legend Chick Corea, neo-classical artist Nils Frahm and Laurie Anderson, icon of the New York avant-garde.

Teodor Currentzis
Teodor Currentzis © Peter Hundert

However, Hundert doesn't distinguish between international stars, window cleaners and Elbphilharmonie staff in his photography. On the contrary, his aim was to portray the many different individuals that make the »Elbphilharmonie miracle« possible from day to day.

Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie © Peter Hundert

Alan Gilbert, the new principal conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, and Bryce Dessner, composer and lead guitarist with The National, also contribute truly interesting articles in which they describe their own personal view of the Elbphilharmonie.

Cello / Daniel Müller-Schott
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Daniel Melingo
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Mouse on Mars
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Backstage Elbphilharmonie
Michael Barenboim

Photographer Peter Hundert

Peter Hundert started his career as a photographer in the film industry, and he now works internationally as a freelance artist and commercial photographer.

Fotograf Peter Hundert
Fotograf Peter Hundert © Peter Hundert
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