Klanggestalten in Berlin, November 2019

We cordially invite you to this year's Klanggestalten exhibition from 1.-3. November to Berlin,
where 40 of Europe's finest violin and bow makers will be presenting their instruments and bows.
Alongside the violins, violas, cellos + bows, this year ́s exhibition will feature double basses and bass bows for the first time.
You will now have the opportunity to appreciate newly made basses by Patrick Charton, Peter Erben, Benjamin Grießhaber, Oskar Kappelmeyer, Stefan Krattenmacher and Konrad Stoll. Bass bows with German grip have been made, some even exclusively for this event, by Victor Bernard, Emmanuel Carlier, Christophe Collinet, Boris Fritsch, Daoudi Hassoun, Gerald Knoll, Stéphane Muller, Rüdiger Pfau, Jordan Scapinello and Klaus Uebel.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Prof. Esko Laine who will be premiering the Klanggestalten bass sound-trials. New basses and bass bows will also be heard in the two concerts of the Contakt -Project. We very much look forward to it!
As usual you can play all the violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows on display, extensively test them in separate rooms and borrow/purchase them in consultation with the makers.
There will also be two concerts as part of the Contact-Project with the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music Berlin as well as sound-trials of all violins, violas, cellos and basses.
We encourage conversations between the instrument makers and the musicians.
This is a rare opportunity to try these outstanding new instruments and bows as well as to meet the people who make them.
We look forward to your presence!

String instrument exhibition and recitals

Musikgymnasium C.P.E. Bach, Rheinsberger Str. 4-5, 10115 Berlin- in the Dussmann Saal


Friday 1st of November, 2019
15:00 – 22:00    Exhibition

16:30                   Open tryout session: Violin

                                   Public playing of violins and bows of the exhibition
                                   with Prof. Stephan Picard/ HfM Berlin

19:30                   Chamber concert of the con-takt Projekt
                                   Students of the Academie of Music "HfM - Hanns Eisler" Berlin
                                   are playing on new instruments and bows of the exhibition.


Saturday 2nd of November, 2019
11:00 – 22:00      Exhibition

16:00                    Open tryout session: Violoncello

                                   Public playing of cellos and bows of the exhibition
                                   with Prof. Stephan Forck/ HfM Berlin

19:30                   Great Concert by con-takt 

                                   Students and professors of the Academie of Music HfM Berlin
                                   perform on new instruments and bows of the exhibition.
                                   -Admission: 10,00 € / Reduced 5,00 €-

Sunday 3rd of November, 2019
11:00 – 19:00      Exhibition

14:00                    Open tryout session: Contrabass

                                   Public playing of basses and bows of the exhibition
                                   with Prof. Esko Laine/ HfM Berlin

16:00                    Open tryout session: Viola

                                   Public playing of violas and bows of the exhibition
                                   with Annemarie Moorcroft/ HfM Berlin


-Free admission (Except the Great Concert)-