The Steinway & Sons factory tour, an experience on the making of the best piano possible. By Precision & Passion, you will witness the skilled artisans demonstrating the philosophy that embodies the characteristics of Tradition, Innovation & Perfection and the attention to detail, and experience that is given into every single instrument that makes Steinway & Sons what it is today. Be enthralled by a performance in the Steinway factory selection room by our local young talents.
Inaugurated in 1987, the International Steinway Festival is a biennial event to identify, encourage and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers. The much-anticipated Festival Concert will take place on 17 September, where proud winners of regional Steinway Youth Piano Competition will put together a real concert in the beautiful Laeiszhalle concert hall.
DAY 1 · 15 SEP 2023
- Recommended Hotel: The Westin, Hamburg
- Steinway Factory Tour
~ Lunch at the Steinway Factory
- Concert at the Elbphilharmonie
DAY 2 · 16 SEP 2023
- Harbour Boat Tour
~ Lunch on Boat
- The Brahms Museum Tour
- Free & Easy
DAY 3 · 17 SEP 2023
- Steinway Festival Concert at the Laeiszhalle
THE WESTIN HAMBURG
The Westin Hamburg Hotel is located in the upper part of the Elbphilharmonie and offers its guests spectacular views of the river Elbe, Speicherstadt and HafenCity.
CONCERT AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE
Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha, Hamburg-based Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra will be joining forces to bring “The Great Sergeis” to the stage. The first Sergei (Rachmaninoff), an acclaimed virtuoso himself, wrote four remarkably beautiful and challenging piano concertos. In celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Vinnitskaya will be performing the Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. The second Sergei (Prokofiev), in turn, created a celebration for every orchestra with his monumental Fifth Symphony, dedicated to the “Triumph of the Human Spirit”.
Set sail on the river Elbe for an exciting journey across the famous port of Hamburg, known as the “gateway to the world”. Cruise past the historical warehouse district of Speicherstadt and the contemporary Hafen City where you can witness the Elbphilharmonie in all its glory. Complete this unique experience with a delicious lunch on the water.
THE BRAHMS MUSEUM
In this exhibition of the life and works of the famous composer Johannes Brahms in a historical 18th-century buildling, the Museum has its prime focus on the almost 3 decades in which the young Brahms in Hamburg received his musical training as a pianist and composer, creating at this early stage brilliant works. Displayed in the museum are musical works, writings, concert programmes, artefacts, photographs and sculptures of Brahms. A further highlight of the Museum is a square piano, manufactured in 1851, on which Brahms himself gave piano tuition.
STEINWAY FESTIVAL CONCERT
For the 20th time International Steinway Festival welcomes young talents from all corners of the world to come together for a musical exchange. The festival concert will be held at the beautiful Laeiszhalle concert hall, showcasing up-and-coming pianists, each of them proud winners of their regional Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2022. The Laeiszhalle is an important neo-Baroque landmark in Hamburg with 115 years of history. With its unique glass ceiling and magnificent interior, the Laeiszhalle is famous not only for its excellent acoustics, but also for its architecture and ambience.
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