Mediatheque Stories tagged #Portrait

Gerald Clayton - A Portrait

One step back, but looking forwards: The pianist joins the generations and styles between the groove of nu jazz and classically-inspired chamber music.

Alfred Schnittke – A Portrait

A report by a contemporary witness on one of the leading composers of the 20th century

About blue slippers and prancing violins

Two artists design amazing costumes for the music of the »Elbphilharmonie Visions« festival. About an out-of-the-ordinary project.

Ema Nikolovska – A Portrait

No limits in the mind – the young mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska is famous for her remarkable programmes.

John Eliot Gardiner – A portrait

The legendary conductor will soon be 80. In Hamburg he shows us what he has learnt about Bach and Brahms to date.

Lisa Streich: What she wants to hear

The swedish composer has shimmering, crystalline sounds in mind for the Elbphilharmonie. Thanks to a composition prize, she now has the chance to realise her ideas.

Anton Bruckner: The Unfathomable

Few composers have left posterity with such an inconsistent picture as the Austrian composer.

Vivi Vassileva: a portrait

The young percussionist got her own way at an early age, and now she shows that her instrument has a wider range than just fast and loud.

Am Fuße des Elfenbeinturms

Jung, kreativ und in der allerersten Liga – über drei Ensembles, die die Konzertwelt umkrempeln.

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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 Chineke! Orchestra – a portrait

»Driving change and celebrating diversity in classical music« – a very special ensemble conquers the world of music.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Laura Jurd

»That’s where the real fun begins« – the young trumpet player Laura Jurd talks about improvising in a group, about the power of the forest and her love of jazz.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Thomas Ospital

»We are constantly reinventing ourselves«: organist Thomas Ospital about the special features of his instrument and the art of listening.


The soprano and conductor has a special relationship with art.

Elbphilharmonie Innerview: Silvan Strauß

»Music has a lot to do with dreams« – Hamburg drummer Silvan Strauß talks about how he found his way on to the stage, and about the special power that music has.

Caroline Shaw – a portrait

The singer, violinist and composer Caroline Shaw is in search of something new, somewhere off the beaten track.

Asmik Grigorian: »pure emotion and honesty«

A portrait of the Lithuanian opera singer, illuminating the secret of her stage presence, the relaunch of her career and the consequences of her legendary »Salome« interpretation.

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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.

Studio Drift: Amazement at the natural world

The works of the artist duo invite us to immerse ourselves in the wondrous world of nature.