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With the 4-part talk and discussion series ›Auditorium‹, competition host ›Stiftung Niedersachsen‹ will introduce musical topics to the general public, showing that one doesn’t have to be an expert to take interest in one of the world’s finest international competitions. Topics revolving around the violin and classical music will be discussed in a relaxed setting: What is the future of classical music? Why do very old instruments, such as those made by Stradivari, sound so wonderful? These and other music questions of current interest will be answered by renowned experts, among them music publishers and journalists, luthiers and musicologists.


Romance seeks audienceSeptember 27, 2015 | 3 p.m.

The appeal of music coordination and the importance of an international competition


The future of classical musicOctober 3, 2015 | 12 a.m.

What will we listen to tomorrow – and how? A discussion with Volker Hagedorn


The Stradivari mythOctober 6, 2015 | 4 p.m.

A discussion with Florian Leonhard and Harald Eggebrecht


VirtuosityOctober 8, 2015 | 6 p.m.

Virtuosos: Masters of their craft or soulless acrobats? A discussion with Rainer Wagner