Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle Extends Inventive Director

(Photograph credit score: Michael Zapf)


The supervisory board of HamburgMusik gGmbH prolonged Christoph Lieben-Seutter’s contract as Common and Inventive Director of the town’s two giant live performance venues: Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle.

Lieben-Seutter has served within the roles on the two live performance halls since September 2007. In comparison with the historic Laeiszhalle, the Elbphilharmonie first opened solely 5 years in the past. Since this opening, Hamburg has virtually tripled its variety of concertgoers, boasting 1.2 million guests yearly between the 2 halls.

“By way of his creative route, Christoph Lieben-Seutter has established a cultural providing that’s envied world wide for its high quality, variety and abundance,” mentioned Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Tradition and Media. “Moreover, he and his group have superior a broad music training providing and established a community with the town’s communities, which has made the Elbphilharmonie an integral a part of Hamburg as a cultural metropolis over the 5 years for the reason that venue opened. And, along with the business administration, he has efficiently guided the 2 live performance halls by the crises of latest months. I’m delighted that such an distinctive director as Christoph Lieben-Seutter will stay in Hamburg long-term.”

“The Elbphilharmonie’s first 5 years have been an unbelievable journey marked in equal measure by super success and exterior challenges,” commented Lieben-Seutter. “I’m thrilled that my contract has been prolonged till 2029 as a result of it provides me the chance to additional improve the profile of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle, and to place the 2 live performance halls for the long run. This could not be potential with out our incredible workers. For me, having the ability to proceed to work with this dedicated group is the best pleasure.”

Viennese born Christoph Lieben-Seutter (b.1964) was employed by Alexander Pereira on the Wiener Konzerthaus, the place he was later appointed Director of Operations in 1991. In 1993, he moved to the Zürich Opera Home. Three years later, he returned to Vienna in 1996 as Director of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft and the Wien Trendy Pageant. He moved to Hamburg in 2007 after being appointed Common and Inventive Director for the Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie.