The Kölner Klassik Ensemble is starting the new year with absolute highlights and concerts that you shouldn't miss. On Saturday, 13 January 2024, we will open our new concert year with a festive New Year's concert in the beautiful ballroom of the Altes Kurhaus in Aachen. The Astor Trio will be performing with violin, cello and guitar and Luciano Marziali will be appearing as a guest in a duo with Tobias Kassung. This concert also marks the start of our programme focus Kölner Klassik © NRW 2024: Here, works of recent and new music that are outstanding in their quality and have a special connection to Cologne and NRW will be performed side by side with better-known classical music.

It will be exciting on Saturday, 2 March 2024, when our ensemble's chamber concerts in Cologne will take place in a new hall for the first time: after four wonderful years in the Kölnischer Kunstverein, our Cologne concerts will take place in the Humboldt-Saal from 2024. This fantastic chamber music hall on the grounds of the Humboldt-Gymnasium on Kartäuserwall will be opened for public concerts next year by the City of Cologne's Department of Culture and we are delighted to be able to perform here in future in outstanding acoustics.

This year's opening concert will be performed by our guest ensemble: the congenial UWAGA! quartet. Daring wit, dizzying tempi, a rousing performance and the improper, almost audacious handling of classical instruments and cultural assets - Uwaga has thrilled audiences internationally on numerous stages and we are delighted and proud to welcome this exceptional quartet to the Humboldt Saal.

Just one week later, on 9 March 2024, Lena Kravets and Tobias Kassung will give a top-class guest performance at the Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf. You shouldn't miss this concert either: with their new programme "La lumière du sud - the light of the south", the two are currently inspiring their audience and taking them completely into the world of French music.

The other concerts in our focus series Kölner Klassik © NRW 2024 will be with the Astor Trio on 25 May 2024 in the new Humboldt Hall in Cologne, as well as the big concert by 8CELLI after the summer break - certainly an absolute highlight of the year. In addition, the Arisva String Quartet will perform a fantastic and almost completely forgotten work by Cologne composer Heinz Pauels (1908-1985) for the first time in over 40 years.

In order for the chamber concerts to continue in the future, we need you above all - dear audience: continue to remain loyal to us, experience the fantastic concerts in the new Humboldt-Hall and support us especially with a sponsoring membership in our non-profit supporting association. 

You can find detailed information about the sponsoring association and the possibilities of support here.

Thank you very much!

Your Tobias Kassung
(Artistic Director)


Sponsors of the chamber concerts

Our chamber music series are or were supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. As well as our board of trustees and sponsoring members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. We are very grateful for this support!

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