Musikhochschule "Hanns Eisler"
The sound of the future
Discover the great talents of tomorrow today as students of the Hanns Eisler School of Music perform.
The next Jonas Kaufmann? Or the next star conductor? Hear the stars of tomorrow perform today at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
The school hosts countless events that are open to the public. For example, there's the mid-day Slow Listening Lunch, concerts, and enlightening conversations about music. The Excellence concerts in the Coronation Coach Hall sets the mood for the weekend every third Friday of the month. Teachers and students perform with artists from other orchestras in the Konzerthaus as part of the Musikforum Gendarmenmarkt. There are also public orchestral workshops and master classes. One highlight in summer is the Midsummer Music Festival.
An excellent education, countless international contacts, the creative atmosphere of Berlin are just some of the reasons why half of the approximately 600 students come from abroad to study at the Hanns Eisler School of Music. One of the key aspects of the training offered here is its focus on practical, performance experience. And thanks to many high-profile partnerships, the young musicians, conductors, singers, directors, and composers have the chance to work with outstanding orchestras.The conservatory was founded in 1950 by the East German Ministry of Education since there was no music school at that time in East Berlin. It was given the name of German-Austrian composer and music theorist Hanns Eisler in 1964.
Today, the school, which remains in its original home on Gendarmenmarkt behind Konzerthaus Berlin, has a symphony orchestra, a chamber orchestra, a choir, a studio orchestra, a symphonic band, and numerous other music groups.
Information for schoolchildren
As an educational institution, the conservatory shows budding musicians learning their craft and thus offers schoolchildren a particularly exciting look behind the scenes. Many of the events have very low-cost or even free tickets for schoolchildren.