The Patricia Kopatchinskaja phenomenon

The violinist is the Elbphilharmonie's Artist in Portrait in the 2020/21 season.

»She is unique and she doesn’t know it«, conductor Teodor Currentzis says about her: Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a phenomenon in the music world. The violinist programmes her concerts so that »they speak to everyone and give every listener something to take away with him, something he is grateful for«. In the 2020/21 season the Elbphilharmonie is devoting a portrait to Ms Kopatchinskaja with six concert evenings.

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Hamburg International Music Festival

From 6 May to 6 June 2021 the digital music festival offers a wide range of top concerts from the Elbphilharmonie.

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Digital Music Festival: Opening Concert

2021 festival: The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and Kent Nagano with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and a William Blank premiere performed by a top line-up kick off this year’s festival.

Interview with William Blank

Music Festival 2021: Beethoven and flower petals – the Swiss composer on his premiere at the 2021 Music Festival.