Yesterday I had the pleasure to be invited to the Elbphilharmonie, which has opened in January 2017, designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. The acoustics were designed by Yasuhisa Toyota who installed about 10,000 individually microshaped drywall plates to disperse sound waves. The Elbphilharmonie has three concert venues. The Grand Hall can accommodate 2,100 visitors. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world! All particular with high attention to the details and to the material, all really precious. I fell in love with this new landmark of the Hamburg city.
I’ve been a big fan of classic music since I was a kid, so the concert on 17 February: with the NDR Elbfilharmonie Orchester: Igor Strawinsky “Le sacre du printemps” and also Music from Filmkomponist Wojciech Kilar (Music for film: THE PIANIST) and polish conductor Krzysztof Urbanski was an unbelievable experience!
Some words about Krzysztof Urbański: was born 17 October 1982 in Poland. Urbański studied conducting at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, he subsequently served as an assistant conductor to the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, from 2007 to 2009. In September 2009, Urbański made his first guest-conducting appearance with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. That same month, the orchestra named him its next chief conductor. With the 2015-2016 season, Urbański became principal guest conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra. In April 2010, Urbański first guest-conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO). In parallel, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington appointed Urbański as an adjunct professor of music, with a focus on orchestral conducting, effective with the 2011-2012 academic year. In September 2013, the ISO announced the extension of Urbański’s contract as music director through the 2017-2018 season. In April 2013, Urbański became principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, with an initial contract of 3 years.
I suggest it to all of you!
In cooperation with ELBPHILHARMONIE