»Nature is simply brimming with melodies!«

Artists talk about inspiring experiences of nature and the places in nature that give them strength.

»Nature influences literally everything,« says Greek singer Savina Yannatou. And nature is also the motto of this year's music festival. We took the opportunity to ask the musicians appearing at the festival what personal connection they have with nature: their answers are remarkably varied. But despite all the different answers to the questions, one thing is clear: nature is indispensable for us human beings – as a place to live, as a source of peace and inspiration, as a source of strength, and of ideas for new melodies. Read for yourself!

The short interviews

Eva Reiter :Composer, recorder player and viol player

Eva Reiter
Eva Reiter © Daniel Dittus

Savina Yannatou :Singer

Savina Yannatou
Savina Yannatou © Maarit Kytöharju

Florian Boesch :Singer

Florian Boesch
Florian Boesch © Lukas Beck

Lamia Bedioui :Singer

Lamia Bedioui
Lamia Bedioui © L. Bedioui Music

Alexandre Kantorow :Pianist

Alexandre Kantorow
Alexandre Kantorow © Sasha Gusov

Benjamin Appl :Singer

nur Teaser
Benjamin Appl

Yannick Debus :Singer

Rachel Willis-Sørensen :Singer

Rachel Willis-Sørensen
Rachel Willis-Sørensen © Unbezeichnet

Thomas Ospital :Organist

Thomas Ospital
Thomas Ospital © Céline Nieszawer

Pierre-Laurent Aimard :Pianist

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve

Ingo Metzmacher :Conductor

Ingo Metzmacher
Ingo Metzmacher © Markus Werner

Brad Lubman :Dirigent

Brad Lubman
Brad Lubman © Peter Serling

Ian Bostridge :Singer

Ian Bostridge
Ian Bostridge

Pekka Kuusisto :Violinist

Pekka Kuusisto
Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu

Sir András Schiff :Pianist

Sir András Schiff
Sir András Schiff © Nadia F. Romanini

Patricia Kopatchinskaja :Violinist

Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Maxim Schulz

Nicolas Altstaedt :Conductor

Nicolas Altstaedt
Nicolas Altstaedt © Marco Borggreve

Brooklyn Rider :string quartet

Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider © Shervin Lainez

Mediatheque : More stories

Play Video

: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor

»This work is like an image of life itself« – Nahre Sol talks about Franz Liszt’s famous Sonata in B Minor and shows how the composer creates an entire world from just a few motifs.

Live stream in 2 days on 7 Dec 2023 at 19:00 : Bachs »Weihnachtsoratorium«

The NDR Vokalensemble gets everyone in a festive mood with a performance of Bach’s famous »Christmas Oratorio« in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall – featuring the world-class tenor Julian Prégardien.

Play Video

: Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Pomme

The French chanson singer in the foyer of the Grand Hall.