Current program

Our chamber concerts are moving in the new year! After four wonderful years at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, our Cologne concerts will take place from 2024 on in the Humboldt-Saal. 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.

You can find an archive with audio and video recordings of concerts that have already taken place in our review.

4. Chamber Concert 2023: Guitar Duo Kassung & Marziali

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln

„Il Cinema“

The duo of Italian guitarist Luciano Marziali and German guitarist Tobias Kassung is one of the great insider tips in the classical music scene. Both musicians have been at home on the international stage as soloists and chamber musicians for many years and know each other from their time studying together at the Cologne Musikhochschule. In 2009, the two exceptional guitarists established their duo within the Cologne Classical Ensemble with the aim of presenting unusual and genre-spanning programmes for two guitars. 

Since the founding of their guitar duo, the focus has been on film music by famous Italian composers. Names such as Nino Rota or Ennio Morricone stand for unique cinema music that is masterfully arranged and staged by Kassung & Marziali. They utilise all the possibilities of the guitar duo and conjure up their own orchestra with countless sound effects. At the chamber concerts, they combine this music with suites by John Dowland and George Frideric Handel as well as the enchanting new piece by Parisian composer Mathias Duplessy.

John Dowland (1563-1626): Pieces for two guitars
Mathias Duplessy (*1972): La Danse de Sentiments
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): Suite in g-Moll, HWV 432
Nino Rota (1911–1979): The Godfather Suite
Tobias Kassung (*1977): Sieben Konzertetüden, op. 17
Ennio Morricone (* 1928): Cinema paradiso - The good, the bad and the ugly

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Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne. As well as our board of trustees and supporting members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. From 2020-2022, the series was also funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. 2022 also by the Kunststiftung NRW.

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