While this quartet is named after Julia Hülsmann, the pianist herself is keen to let it be known that everyone contributes in equal measure and writes their own works. This is the case too with »The Next Door«, the latest album released by this outstanding foursome with a sound that is simultaneously delicate and vigorous, minimalist and yet complex.
The award-winning Julia Hülsmann, who resides in Berlin, has been working with the bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling for 20 years now. They were joined a few years ago for their debut as a quartet by the tenor saxophonist Uli Kempendorff, who is known to sometimes ground the original, ethereal trio sound with more rugged elements. This doesn’t detract one bit from the natural elegance of this music. It has a respect for traditions like modal jazz and the post-bob of the 1960s, and yet this music is fully in tune with the present with its condensed and reduced style of playing.
Julia Hülsmann Quartet
Julia Hülsmann piano
Uli Kempendorff tenor saxophone
Marc Muellbauer bass
Heinrich Köbberling drums
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Chamber music series, lieder recitals, children's concerts and jazz events seem to be made for the Recital Hall of the Laeiszhalle, which can accommodate up to 640 guests. (Please note: The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.)
Strollers, prams, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, bags sized A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) or above, sport bags, backpacks and luggage must be checked in at the cloakroom.
Jackets and handbags may be taken into the hall.
Facilities for guests of the Recital Hall are located to the right of the hall entrance. Barrier-free toilets are also available.
Getting here & parking
The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.
The nearest stops include:
Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
Underground line U1: Stephansplatz
Bus 3, X35, 112: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Bus X3: U Gänsemarkt (Valentinskamp)
Bus 4, 5, 109: Stephansplatz
StadtRAD (public city bicycle) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall
There are bicycle stands available in front of the Laeiszhalle.
Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse
Rate per hour or part thereof: €4.50
Night rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11
24-hour rate: maximum €30
Please note: There are several construction sites in the immediate vicinity of the Laeiszhalle which may make it difficult to get to the concert. Please therefore plan enough time for your journey to the concert.
Laeiszhalle is not at the Elbphilharmonie
The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.
We suggest visitors arrive at the Laeiszhalle main entrance not later than 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.
The entrance of the Recital Hall is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall.
Admission times Grand Hall and Recital Hall:
Events without pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 60 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event
Events with pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 90 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 15 minutes before the start of the talk
If a pre-concert talk is offered for this event, it is noted above under PROGRAMME.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
Photography and video recordings
Photography is permitted at the Laeiszhalle for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.
Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.
Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle.
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