#FREIRAUM – Free spaces for the independent scene

Initiative of the Konzerthaus Berlin to independent musicians and ensembles in the capital

With „Free spaces for the independent scene“, the Konzerthaus Berlin, under the patronage of Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, is launching an initiative that will give independent musicians and ensembles in the capital the opportunity to perform rent-free in the halls of the concert house on Gendarmenmarkt in June 2021 (or at a later date).

In addition to providing the premises, the Konzerthaus Berlin will support musicians and ensembles with the technical implementation of events and handle ticket sales – with all concert proceeds going to the performers.11 such concerts are planned for June. Two productions will follow, including an education project.

The response to the tender was overwhelming: well over 500 Berlin musicians and ensembles from the fields of baroque music, classical and contemporary music as well as jazz and world music have applied.

In addition to the artistic quality of the concert format, the expert jury’s criteria included the feasibility of the project for the respective hall. The following thirteen projects were selected by the seven-member jury:

  • Ensemble KNM Berlin: tunings of the world 2.1
  • Vocalconsort Berlin: Il Profondo – Geistliche Chormusik des Barock
  • The Capital Dance Orchestra: „Berlin, Du Coole Sau“ (Eine Berlin-Show)
  • Babylon ORCHESTRA: Beethoven REmix 9
  • DoubleBeats: Fascination of Percussion
  • Ensemble Luminar: Musik als Klangrede
  • Zafraan Ensemble: UA Berlin IV. Die 1940er: Meisterklassenquartett
  • Harmonic Space Orchestra: HSO presents: Berlin Composers – Harmony, Emptiness, Space
  • #Ensemble Reflections: #GoldbergReflections – Bachs Goldberg-Variationen in Bearbeitung und von ihnen inspirierte Neue Musik
  • deep strings & Armida Quartett: „24 Saiten“ – deep strings & Armida Quartett
  • The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble: Echo
  • Ensemble der Reihe ImPuls der Suite: SUITE CUBIC – Bach for baroque cello, beatbox and dance (Produktion)
  • Ensemble Adapter: Helm auf. (Education)


Since the Konzerthaus Berlin has to remain closed in February and March due to the pandemic, the dates concerned will be postponed to the time after the reopening of the house in consultation with the artists.

The German Orchestra Foundation supports #Freiraum with short-term grants. Freelance artists should get a new perspective through the #MusikerZukunft program.

Klaus Lederer about #freiraum

Die Jury

  • Sabine Bangert, MdA, Kulturausschuss
  • Ketan Bhatti, Komponist und Musikproduzent
  • Wojciech Garbowski, Sonar Quartett
  • Christian Jost, Komponist und Dirigent
  • Sebastian Nordmann, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • Katharina von Radowitz, Netzwerk Junge Ohren
  • Sarah Wedl-Wilson, HfM Hanns Eisler

Your contact person

Clara Becker

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For this event, you will not receive tickets through our webshop. You will therefore be redirected to an external page of the organizer. If you have any not completed bookings on konzerthaus.de, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.