#eislerlab: Audience

#eislerlab 10 | Future Talk des Netzwerks 4.0 der Musikhochschulen
# Publikum | Audience
MON 27 May 2024 | 19 H | Marstall Lounge and live stream on youtube and Instagram

The anniversary workshop will focus on a topic of choice for students: "Audience": How can we as musicians and ensembles attract new audiences - and retain the old ones? What innovative approaches can we take to create unique musical experiences? How can we make concerts fit for the future? How can we create the most diverse and lively offerings possible for "new audiences"? Together with exciting guests, we will talk and discuss these questions in a practical way. In a get-together afterwards with a limited number of free drinks, there will be space for exchange and networking between students, lecturers and guests in a relaxed atmosphere.

Lorenz Blaumer
 _ Künstlerischer Leiter Stegreif.Orchester und HfM-Lehrender
Paul Janicke _ HfM-Student Musiktheaterregie
Dorothee Kalbhenn _ Programmdirektorin Konzerthaus Berlin
Corinna Volke _ Audience Development Managerin Pierre Boulez Saal
Johannes David Wolff _ Künstlerischer Leiter Vokalhelden, Musikvermittler

The #eislerlab will take place together with the FutureTalks of the Network 4.0 of the music universities and will be streamed live. The event is free of charge.

Public Piano Masterclass with Elisabeth Leonskaja 

As part of the tribute to Elisabeth Leonskaja, the "Grande Dame" of the piano gave a public piano masterclass to four students of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin on 26 February 2024. With works by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Alexander Scriabin.

#eisler_live on social media

Via the Eisler School’s social media channels, students and instructors offer insights into their daily lives during the coronavirus pandemic – with intriguing features, concerts and special surprises. How do singing and directing students rehearse for their opera productions? How do instrumentalists prepare for orchestra and chambermusic projects? 

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In Dialogue

In dialogue: Sarah Wedl-Wilson, Rector of the academy and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Dorgerloh talk about today's and the historical connection between the two houses and the ensemble. The General Director and Chairman of the Board of the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berliner Schloß is looking forward to a visit from Eisler students.


A very special sound experience: Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony in a reduced line-up with accordion, prepared piano and cowbells was performed by students of the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin under the direction of Prof. Manuel Nawri from May 3rd to 7th, 2021 as part of the Eisler Sinfonietta rehearsed and recorded. There is an exclusive sound impression in the second episode of the Eisler podcast, in which the students Matthias Arnold and Philipp Claudy talk to Prof. Nawri about the project and many other exciting topics.


For the launch of the new eislerPodcast - in a special English edition - our student Oda Holt Günther is talking to principal Sarah Wedl-Wilson, discussing how her musical background affects her work life today, as well as the impact that the pandemic has had on all of us this last year.


With our event series #eislerlab_digital, students, school members, and interested members of the public are invited to watch online interviews and master classes with renowned musicians and scholars.

During summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21, Kirill Gerstein, a professor of piano at the HfM, invited Ivan Fischer, Ian Bostridge, John Deathridge, Thomas Adès, Gergely Fazekas, and Braad Mehldau to give interviews. Excerpts can be found here.

During summer semester of 2020, the celebrated British cellist Steven Isserlis livestreamed three public master classes from London for students at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Claudio Bohórquez, a professor of cello at the HfM, presented the live performances from the Studiosaal of the School.