Mediatheque Stories tagged #Backstage

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: How is a concert grand piano made?

From the lumber yard to the Elbphilharmonie stage: pianist and YouTube sensation Nahre Sol pays a visit to the Steinway factory in Hamburg.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Randall Goosby

»Access to music education can change lives« – the young violinist talks about his career, the unique power of music and finding the right balance in life.

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: A flight around the Elbphilharmonie

Spectacular views of the concert hall by drone – get on board!

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: Open Day at the Elbphilharmonie

On 21 and 22 October the time has come again: the Elbphilharmonie opens its doors! Last year, around 17,000 visitors explored the foyers, concert halls and backstage areas. A look back at the event.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Sara Correia

»Sharing the soul of my people« – the Portuguese singer Sara Correia on fado, her roots and why performing in Hamburg is like a home game.

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: Digital escape game

A damaged instrument and an artist who has lost his way – the concert of the year is at stake. Save the evening!

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: Introducing: The box office

»Enjoy your evening!« – day after day, our box-office staff do their best to make sure that concertgoers enjoy an unforgettable evening.

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: A look back at Angélique Kidjo’s »Reflektor« festival

What a party! For four days, this thrilling singer and several of Africa's most exciting voices filled the Elbphilharmonie with a vibrant atmosphere.

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: Introducing: the reception desk in the Elbphilharmonie

You often see bewildered faces in the backstage area: Where’s my dressing room? Which access card do I need for the cafeteria? Thankfully, the reception desk staff are always at hand!

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: Presenting: Our guided tours

»Did you know that…?« Without our guides and their comprehensive tours of the building, the Elbphilharmonie’s guests would undoubtedly miss out on one or two things.

The Elbphilharmonie organ: An instrument that breathes

About the marvel of sound and technology at the heart of the Grand Hall.

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: Presenting: The technical team

They are responsible for ensuring that the lighting and sound are as they should be, and that the stagecraft is working: luckily, the technical team is always on hand.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Lucie Horsch

As a person and a musician – the recorder player Lucie Horsch on creativity and developing an individual voice.

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: Introducing: Artistic Planning

Planning, organising and overseeing concerts – the Artistic Planning team is the heart of the concert hall.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Sarathy Korwar

Improvisation and immigration – the London percussionist on cultural identity and dissolving boundaries in music.

A place for everyone

The Elbphilharmonie wants to be more than just a world-class concert hall – above all, it wants to be a place for everyone. How does that work in practice?

Stories and Secrets of the Elbphilharmonie

Joachim Mischke's new book takes a look at the Elbphilharmonie's backstage area. One chapter gives us a foretaste: the artists' dressing rooms - »the most sensitive cells in the entire building«.

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: Introducing: the front-of-house staff

Friends and helpers in shirts and tails: the Elbphilharmonie’s front-of-house staff introduces itself.

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: Introducing: Technical Services and Logistics

In the right place at the right time – nothing would work in the Elbphilharmonie without the »Technical Services and Logistics« team.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Dino Brandão

Music and the art of living – the Swiss singer on his path to music and on what really matters in life.