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Happy Birthday, Elbphilharmonie!

What would a birthday be without a little serenade? Many artists have sent the Elbphilharmonie 5th-anniversary congratulations.

Dear Elbphilharmonie... :Artists wish Many Happy Returns

It’s now five years since the concert hall by the Elbe first opened its doors to the public. Numerous artists have come and gone since then, and some of them have sent the Elbphilharmonie their own personal congratulations as video messages.

The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers

England’s best-known vocal soloists sing the Elbphilharmonie a wonderful a cappella serenade.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

The Benin-French singer is one of Africa’s most influence artists. She has appeared at the Elbphilharmonie several times, and has recorded a little birthday song to mark the anniversary.

Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann

One of the most enigmatic double talents of our time. The clarinet virtuoso and productive composer congratulates the Elbphilharmonie, and shows that he is no mean performer on the piano, either!

Iveta Apkalna

Iveta Apkalna

The Elbphilharmonie’s titular organist plays us a serenade with a hidden »Happy Birthday«, and sent it together with her own personal photo gallery showing highlights from the last five years.

Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert

It goes without saying that the chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra took the opportunity to congratulate the concert hall and to look back over his years at Elbphilharmonie.

Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar

The sitar virtuoso is one of the global music scene’s most exciting stars. Anoushka Shankar recently curated her own »Reflektor« festival at the Elbphilharmonie, and now wishes us many happy returns.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

The words she found for the 5th birthday of the Elbphilharmonie are as extraordinary as the star violinist herself.

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