Workshops For young and old: the Elbphilharmonie’s workshops offer a chance to try your hand at music, rhythm and dance.

Not Just for Kids

The experience of playing music with others is the focus of the World of Instruments – even for those without prior musical knowledge! Other creative courses such as »Klassiko Orchestra Instruments« and »Kosmos Percussion«, during which instruments from classical symphony orchestras and percussion instruments from the Caribbean and Asia can be tried out, are also found here. The World of Instruments is open to all age groups, from children and teenagers to adults.

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung
All Kosmos-projects supported by the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

Digital Programme

Why not make music at home once in a while? No problem with the World of Instruments digital videos! You’ll find these and other fascinating content in the Mediathek.

The Workshops

Workshop zu Orchesterinstrumenten

For children aged 4+ and adults : Klassiko Orchestra Instruments

Einmal quer durch’s Sinfonieorchester: dieser Workshop lädt zum Entdecken der klassischen Orchesterinstrumente ein.

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For children aged 6+ and adults : Kosmos Percussion

Percussion instruments from Asia, Africa and South America come under the spotlight in this workshop, which provides a chance to try playing styles from a variety of countries.

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Kosmos Klang

For children aged 6+ and adults : Kosmos Klang

You don’t just hear music, you can also feel it. »Kosmos Sound« explores the secret of vibrations.

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For Children aged 10+ and adults : Kosmos Gamelan

Flowing sounds: this workshop is all about exploring traditional Indonesian music.

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Modular Synthesizer

For teenagers aged 16+ and adults : Kreativ Modular Synthesizer

Use electricity to produce way-out sounds: this workshop with analogue synthesizers is your chance to do just that.

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Holiday Programme - Trips to Exciting Musical Worlds

School’s out and there are no exams to worry about: the holidays are a wonderful time – and the perfect chance to try something new. During Hamburg’s autumn and spring holidays, the Elbphilharmonie offers various 1- to 5-day workshops for children and teenagers. Participants get to travel to fascinating musical worlds, play the violin or trombone, develop wild rhythms or produce their own hip-hop track with a famous producer.

phone: +49 40 357 666 336
(Tue–Fri / 12:00–15:00)

Course/workshop language: German


For children aged 10+ : BeatObsession

Over four days, children discover how to produce the best beats on boxes, pans and percussion instruments under the guidance of professional musicians.

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For children and teenagers aged 6–12 : Klassiko Saitentag

The violin, viola, cello and double bass are like four very different siblings. String Day is the perfect opportunity to try out these wonderful string instruments.

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Klassiko Brass Day

For children aged 6–12 : Klassiko Brass Day

Loud trumpets, fat tubas: on Brass Day, children get to know the brass instruments of the orchestra with the musicians of Symphoniker Hamburg.

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