Family Concert – Secrets of Cremona

Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin:

Zoltán Almási Violin

Stanley Dodds Violin

Bernhard Hartog Violin

Sebastian Heesch Violin

Aleksandar Ivić Violin

Rüdiger Liebermann Violin

Thomas Timm Violin

Matthew Hunter Viola and Presentation

Walter Küssner Viola

Stephan Koncz Cello

Knut Weber Cello

Janne Saksala Double Bass

Shalev Ad-El Harpsichord

Works by Thomas Tallis, Samuel Barber, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Recommended for ages 8 and above. We welcome the whole family to our family concerts! For the very young visitors we offer a crèche with qualified music pedagogues, which is also accessible during the concert.

Dates and Tickets

Sat, 25 May 2013, 16:00



Antonio Stradivari was and is still the most famous of all violin makers. His workshop was in Cremona in northern Italy. The sound of his violins made the man a myth. Stradivari experimented with different wood thicknesses and varnishes for years until he succeeded in giving his violins a tone that fascinates and inspires musicians and collectors all over the world to this day.

In this family concert, presented by Matthew Hunter, the Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin present the world’s largest collection of Stradivarius instruments in works by Thomas Tallis, Samuel Barber, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Just how these works sound on the instruments of Berlin high school students which they have made in workshops with the violin maker Janine Wildhage, adds another fascinating aspect to this family concert.