Junge Ohren Netzwerk – Workshop on Music Education and Mediation on 8 December.
Franziska Ritter, Stephanie Winker and Christian Siegmund will give an insight into their working methods and ideas in this workshop hosted by Junge Ohren Netzwerk on 8 December 2021. Come and discuss with us the relationship between sound and space. Continue reading “”

More 1:1 PERFORMANCES at the HfMDK in November!

The music, acting and dance students of the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts will perform 1:1 PERFORMANCES again in November! At the “New Music Night 3.0 – so far so near”, the interdisciplinary encounters could be experienced for the first time in April 2021 and thrilled the audience. In July, a series of 20 performances took place at the Haus am Dom. Now there will again be interdisciplinary 1:1 PERFORMANCES on three Sundays in November. Continue reading “More 1:1 PERFORMANCES at the HfMDK in November!”

Stuttgart plays again in November – now with musicians from the independent scene!

It goes on! After the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and the SWR Symphonieorchesterhave played over 1000 concerts throughout the city in the last year and a half and have enchanted the city with the grandiose 1:1 FESTIVAL, we can now, thanks to the many generous donations, also offer musicians from free scene a stage with the project! Continue reading “Stuttgart plays again in November – now with musicians from the independent scene!”

Invitation by the Federal President to Bellevue Palace

20 August 2021 was a very special day for us. Our artistic directors Franziska Ritter and Christian Siegmund were invited to a reception at Bellevue Palace where Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanked individuals for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were delighted to represent our solidarity-based 1:1 CONCERTS format as well as each one of you busy volunteers and contributors who have made this project so beautiful and successful over the past year. Continue reading “Invitation by the Federal President to Bellevue Palace”

Open Stage for the 1:1 FESTIVAL at the Kulturinsel Stuttgart on 25.9.

Before the summer break, Stuttgart celebrated the first birthday of the 1:1 CONCERTS with a big 1:1 FESTIVAL – 500 1:1 encounters at 25 venues all over the city to support the freelance artists. On 25 September, the participants will come together once again at the Kulturinsel Stuttgart (KIS) – the headquarters of the 1:1 FESTIVAL with three venues – there will be an OPEN STAGE to celebrate artistic diversity and a new strong team spirit. Continue reading “Open Stage for the 1:1 FESTIVAL at the Kulturinsel Stuttgart on 25.9.”

Interdisciplinary 1:1 FESTIVAL in Stuttgart


Together with Staatsorchester Stuttgart and SWR Symphonieorchester, we are creating an interdisciplinary festival weekend in Stuttgart on 24 and 25 July 2021 – with the aim of supporting freelance artists! At 25 venues, 100 freelance artists from the disciplines of music, dance, drama, puppetry and artistry will perform in over 500 individual 1:1 PERFORMANCES. Continue reading “Interdisciplinary 1:1 FESTIVAL in Stuttgart”

Interdisciplinary 1:1 PERFORMANCES of the HfMDK Frankfurt

After thepremiere of the interdisciplinary 1:1 PERFORMANCES at the New Music Night 3. 0 at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, we are very pleased that the 1:1 PERFORMANCES are now available for the Frankfurt public to experience! Continue reading “Interdisciplinary 1:1 PERFORMANCES of the HfMDK Frankfurt”

1:1 in Tokyo: Ichi-go ichi-e

Are you wondering how 1:1 CONCERTS came to Japan? Continue reading “1:1 in Tokyo: Ichi-go ichi-e”

Night of light

The 1:1 CONCERTS teams from Berlin and Munich have sent a RED SIGNAL during the Night of Light 2020: on the night of 22 June 2020, we showed our our solidarity with the entertainment sector:  In lofty heights on the Berlin Funkturm and the Munich Olympic Tower we joined the appeal to all politicians to save the entertainment sector – in cooperation with Messe Berlin, Stage Set Scenery and Olympiapark Munich.

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Frankfurt

(c) DAM / Bogdan Michael Kisch

From now on, Frankfurt will be offering 1:1 CONCERTS. Musicians of the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra will start to engage in 1:1 CONCERTS at many different locations all over the city. Many institutions have agreed to become partners of 1:1 CONCERTS: the Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), the DFF- Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum, the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, the Haus der Stadtgeschichte Offenbach, the Hindemith Institute Frankfurt and the Liebighaus Skulpturensammlung, the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt as well as the Städel Museum.

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Berlins Luft Luft Luft

After Stuttgart‘s impressive launch, 1:1 CONCERTS now meet Berlin Luft Luft Luft. The first test sessions already took us to Mitte and Neukölln… later this week we will explore Charlottenburg, Prenzlauer Berg and wild wild Wedding. Stay tuned! If you know further suitable locations or would like to participate as a musician – write us.

How it all began…

Bachs Goldbergvariationen (c) Harald Heim, Szenografie: Franziska Ritter & Sophie von Mansberg

Since 2012, the summer concerts have been taking place in the Thuringian Volkenroda Monastery – a chamber music festival that explores the connection between classical music and architectural space. Once a year, this festival brings together performers from the most diverse disciplines (music, drama, dance, scenography, media art). Together the team explores this field of tension between the arts and develops new formats of encounter. In 2019 the festival motto was “simple”. So it was obvious to reduce the musical encounter between musician and listener to the simplest – a 1:1 CONCERT. Thus this concert format was born. Continue reading “How it all began…”

A short documentary on ARD German Television

SWR, 8 May 2020

A host, a listener and a musician at a safe distance, no words, a 10 minutes concert ensues. What is it like to experience a private concert under these conditions? Felix Borel of the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Imke Valentien and Norman Schock have embarked on the adventure of a live concert in corona times and share their experience on German television.

Stuttgart’s kick off

Already during the first weeks of quarantine, long after all concert music had disappeared behind the screens, the flutist Prof. Stephanie Winker from Stuttgart came up with a brilliant idea: the concept of the 1:1 CONCERTS – as originally designed for the Volkenroda Summer Concerts 2019 – respected all official social distancing requirements due to the intimacy of the two-person encounter at a safe distance. It marked the longed-for return to the analogous concert experience. Continue reading “Stuttgart’s kick off”