The performer, a composer/speaker and the active part of the audience meet in a conference software and discuss for about one hour a piece for cello solo, which of course is also played during this time. The event is basically open to all participants, specialist knowledge is not required. For purely receptive participants, the conference will also be broadcast as a stream.

The four planned events are grouped in twice two: on the one hand there will be a focus on older pieces with a lecturer who has been particularly concerned with them, on the other hand there will be more recent pieces where the composer himself will be present and will be able to report on his work. In both cases, however, this will only provide an impetus to start the joint conversation and to address questions from the audience.

One week before the event, I will publish a video about the piece. In it you will hear a small excerpt from the work, combined with more private commentaries.

Online events are basically international, which has consequences for the language: with the composers, a Brazilian studying in London and an Irishman, the basic language will be English, but I will translate on request and can translate questions to the composers. Twice I invite German-speaking speakers, then German is the basis, but there may be English interludes as well.


In April 2020 I played my first solo live streaming concert at the beginning of the first lockdown, which was followed by two more until September (see my homepage). The advantages of online events are obvious: they are corona-safe, accessible from all over the world and easy to reach. For online concerts, however, there are two major disadvantages: The sound is never like in a real concert. There is not much you can do about this (especially because it depends heavily on the listeners device), the aspect of space (and its sound) that is so important in the concert hall cannot be reproduced with loudspeakers. Secondly, online communication between the audience and the composer/interpreter is lacking. This is where the Musikalischer Online-Salon comes in. Concentrating on a single work, it enables people to talk about music online and across regions.