Musikfest Berlin 2021
Between 28th August and 20th September 2021, concert life in Berlin will begin a new season with the Musikfest Berlin, organised by the Berliner Festspiele, in co-operation with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. 34 events in the Philharmonie’s Main Concert Hall and its Chamber Music Hall, in the Konzerthaus Berlin am Gendarmenmarkt and the rbb Broadcasting Hall, showcase music from five centuries, with more than 100 works by 52 composers, performed by 29 instrumental and vocal ensembles and 35 soloists from the international and Berlin music scene.
After the live broadcast in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall, many concert recordings are available for up to 10 days in the Musikfest Berlin 2021 Digital area. With our Festival Pass, you have access to the entire digital programme from 5 Euro. There are also some digital add-ons to discover.
Musikfest Berlin 2021 sees itself as a forum for the innovative creative work carried out by large-scale orchestras and ensembles in the genre of classical and modern music. It presents an ambitious festival programme with alternating focal points.
About the Artistic Director
Winrich Hopp, born in Berlin in 1961, began by studying Music and then Musicology and Philosophy in Freiburg/Breisgau, where he completed his doctoral thesis on the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Posts have included press officer for the city of Dresden’s Cultural Department with responsibility for the Dresden Centre for Contemporary Music. In 1997 he was given responsibility for the production and dramaturgy of Bayerische Rundfunk’s musica viva concert series and in 2002 he moved to the Kunststiftung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf, joining the supervisory board. He has also been a board member of the Institute for New Music and Musical Education in Darmstadt and a founder member of the International Ensemble Modern Akademy in Frankfurt am Main. He has been Director of the Musikfest Berlin for the Berliner Festspiele since 2006 and has also been Artistic Director of the musica viva concert series for Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich since 2011. Winrich Hopp is a full member of the North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Arts and Sciences.