Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Joshua Bell / Academy of St Martin in the Fields

This concert has already taken place! € 145.70 | 123.20 | 100.70 | 78.20 | 31.00
This concert has already taken place! € 145.70 | 123.20 | 100.70 | 78.20 | 31.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price: Information on tickets refunds

There are currently two playable violins that are believed to have once belonged to the great violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini. American violinist Joshua Bell gave a concert on one of these instruments a few years ago. And even though he does not believe in things mystical, Bell says: »It does give the audience a hint of how Paganini must have sounded.« To this day, Paganini's First Violin Concerto amazes us with the fiendishly tricky and brilliant virtuoso gestures that made him a legend in his own lifetime. Joshua Bell performs this exceptionally difficult score together with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, whose music director he has been since 2011. Compared with the Paganini, the Fourth Symphony by Johannes Brahms seems almost a haven of tranquillity. But due to its complexity, this work also elicited storms of both enthusiasm and indignation at the first performance.


Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell violin and musical direction


Giuseppe Tartini
Sonate g-Moll »Teufelstriller-Sonate« / Bearbeitung für Violine und Orchester

Niccolò Paganini
Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1 D-Dur op. 6

Johannes Brahms
Sinfonie Nr. 4 e-Moll op. 98


International Soloists

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik