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About the Freundeskreis

The Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. has existed longer than the spectacular building from which it takes its name. The association was founded more than 25 years ago and it has been an important expression of civic engagement in Hamburg’s musical life ever since. Among its aims is also the preservation of the Laeiszhalle as a historic listed building in the heart of the city.

Each year, the Freundeskreis supports the concert programme and a variety of funding projects at both concert halls. In the current season, members have made possible a total funding amount of €350,000.

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Management of the organisation

Board members supervise the organisation on a voluntary basis and work with the administrative office to plan the organisation’s activities. The administrative office is also supported by additional volunteer staff.

The board

Christian Dyckerhoff (Chairman)
Roger Hönig (Treasurer)
Henrik Hertz
Irene Schulte-Hillen
Bert E. König
Magnus Graf Lambsdorff
Dr Ulrike Murmann


Sarah Scarr
Sarah Scarr © Kirsten Eggers

Sarah Scarr


Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4
20457 Hamburg
phone: +49 40 357 666 888