Classical Music

 

Are you a lover of classical music? Then Muziekgebouw Eindhoven is the right place for you. Both the Main Hall and the Small Hall have internationally renowned acoustics, which is why many famous musicians and orchestras like to perform in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and choose these halls in particular for their cd  recordings. Classical broadcasters also like to travel to Eindhoven to make live recordings.

 

View the agenda below. 

 

 

  • András Schiff

    Master pianist plays and tells
    Famous Pianists
    Mon 10 Feb ’25

    "Imagine: you go to a restaurant, you know the chef, but there's no menu," said András Schiff. With a somewhat shy voice and endearing Hungarian accent, he addressed his audience in London. After the corona lockdowns, the seventy-one-year-old pianist felt it was time for a new approach. Because how could he know a year and a half in advance what he wanted to play on that one evening? Since then, he has been inspired by the moment. So, what you hear is a surprise.

  • Philzuid

    Lei Wang is soloist in Barber's Violin Concerto
    Sat 15 Feb ’25

    After his monumental Seventh and Eighth symphonies, Shostakovich’s Ninth in 1945 was supposed ot h the triumphant conclusion of his three ‘war symphonies’. A paean to victory and Soviet heroism. However, at the premiere, a much shorter, satirical work was heard. Stalin reacted with dismay. From the bold gallop with a touch of slapstick ot he ink-black melancholy in the poignant bassoon solos, the Ninth is typical Shostakovich.

  • Canto Ostinato

    Aart Bergwerff & Eric Vloeimans perform Ten Holt
    Minimal, Neoclassical & More
    Sun 16 Feb ’25

    Netherlands' most famous composition? Heard more often than the Wilhelmus? It could very well be. The intoxicating Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt is unbelievably frequently performed. Perhaps it helps that it can be performed on a variety of different instruments. It can sound beautiful on keyboard and wind instruments as well. Especially when performed by organist Aart Bergwerff and trumpeter Eric Vloeimans.

  • Animato Quartet

    String quartets by Britten and Ravel
    International Prizes & Awards
    Sun 16 Feb ’25

    'Four top players with effervescent energy, they grasp you from the very first note! [...] The great promise of the Dutch string quartets.' What is it about? About the Animato Quartet, which won the audience award of Dutch Classical Talent in 2022 and the Kammermusikpreis Kultur Gut Hasselburg in '23. It is only recently, that it also won the most important Dutch prize for classical chamber music talent: the Anton Kersjes Prize. The jury concluded: 'Layered, intense playing with a broad palette of colors.'

    After the concert
    After the concert, we will serve a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious treat. This is included with your ticket.

  • Maestro Jules presents The Four Seasons

    with violinist Noa Wildschut
    Classical with a twist
    Thu 20 Feb ’25

    Dizzying runs, a tenderly floating violin melody, pounding rhythms. But what am I even hearing? How did Vivaldi manage it? Maestro and 'stand-up' conductor Jules van Hessen is your guide into the sometimes impenetrable world of classical music. Conducting and narrating, from the conductor's stand and in between orchestra members, Maestro Jules delves into the enchanting music of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. In this way, he makes all music attractive and understandable for everyone!

  • Vox Luminis

    Purcell's The Fairy Queen
    International Baroque Orchestras
    Fri 21 Feb ’25

    Put the two greatest geniuses from England around 1600 together: the result is something extraordinary. Henry Purcell and William Shakespeare; the former composed The Fairy Queen, a semi-opera based on Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. According to many, it is Purcell's finest opera. Isaline Claeys' staging is populated by shadow puppets; scenographer Emilie Lauwers and videographer Mário Melo Costa complete the enchantment of this Baroque highlight with fanciful images.

  • Redon Piano Quartet

    Chamber music by Mozart and Chausson
    Small Hall on Sunday
    Sun 23 Feb ’25

    Pieter van Loenen, Dana Zemtsov, Laura van der Heijden, and Alexander Ullman: how many young top talents can fit into one ensemble? Four musicians, each with a stunning solo career you may have heard individually, now come together in chamber music. Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat, KV493, is a piece almost too grand for chamber music; the work of the Frenchman Chausson is less known but truly deserves more frequent performances.

  • Philzuid

    Philcarnavalesk
    Wed 26 Feb ’25

    Enjoying music, show, and spectacle. With a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. That's the prelude of Philcarnavalesk to the crazy carnival days. With a swinging symphony orchestra in top form and engaging soloists in a program featuring beautiful numbers, humor, and all in a visual spectacle. Classic all-time favorites and symphonic highlights ensure a celebration of recognition. And feel free to dress up, then the evening can't get any better!

  • Maria João Pires & Ignasi Cambra

    Master pianists play Mozart and Schubert
    Masters in the Main Hall
    Tue 11 Mar ’25

    We don't hear her as often nowadays; her performances have become relatively rare. So when she does perform, Maria João Pires, the petite and slender Portuguese pianist with the elegant sound, graces the stage. Or as the Penguin Guide wrote about her complete set of Mozart's piano sonatas (she's performing one now too): "Maria Joao Pires is a stylist and an excellent Mozartian. She is always refined, but never lacks classical feeling, and possesses a vital imagination. She strikes an ideal balance between evenness and expressive sensitivity, conveying a sense of spontaneity in everything she does."

  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Miah Persson shines in Strauss' Four Last Songs
    World-renowned Orchestra's
    Wed 12 Mar ’25

    "The performance stood out for its pure clarity. The way she transitioned from one note to the next was so beautifully executed that it seemed like a seamless silk thread." Opera Today was at a loss for words to praise Miah Persson in her performance of Strauss' Four Last Songs. For her concert in Eindhoven, she is in good hands: Sir Mark Elder has conducted in all major opera houses and knows better than anyone else how to make great singers shine. Since 2022, he has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the renowned Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in the world.


    There will be a free introduction at 7:30 PM, co-sponsored by the Friends of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.

  • Philzuid

    Duncan Ward conducts Mahler 4
    Sun 16 Mar ’25

    Mezzo-soprano and world-renowned star Magdalena Kožená has made a name for herself as a soloist with top orchestras and shines in renowned opera houses. And Kožená holds a special place in her heart for our chief conductor Duncan Ward. She met Duncan when he, at twenty years old, assisted her husband, star conductor Simon Rattle, with the famous Berliner Philharmoniker.

  • Pavel Haas Quartet & Boris Giltburg

    Chamber music by Dvořák and Brahms
    Masters of Chamber Music
    Thu 27 Mar ’25

    "As if their lives depend on it," The Times wrote about the playing of the Pavel Haas Quartet. The four Czechs now take the stage with pianist Boris Giltburg. He previously made a splash in Eindhoven with his performances of sonatas by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Now, however, he demonstrates his prowess with Brahms and Dvořák. The quintet by the Czech composer Dvořák is the most beautiful flower among piano quintets: so sunny, so radiant, so colorful - Czechs never composed better.

  • Lavinia Meijer

    Philip Glass & more on harp
    Small Hall on Sunday
    Sun 30 Mar ’25

    As an exclusive Sony Classical International Artist, Lavinia Meijer performs worldwide: from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Berliner Philharmonie. This makes her one of the most renowned harpists globally. Born in South Korea and adopted at the age of 2, the Netherlands became her home. Her passion lies in expanding the repertoire for her instrument and exploring its possibilities. She is particularly renowned for her interpretations of the works of the famous American minimalist composer Philip Glass.

  • Philzuid

    Elgar's Enigma variations
    Sun 30 Mar ’25

    "My violin is an ancient living soul full of stories. I had to earn her trust, but after three months, she completely opened up to me. Since then, she lets me tell all the stories I want," Veronica Eberle shares about her beautiful Stradivarius, 'the Dragonetti' from 1700. During this concert, the young German violin soloist, through one of the masterpieces of the twentieth century, tells the story of the death of a young girl. 

  • Masterclass piano with Jorge Luis Prats

    A look behind the scenes of a master pianist
    Mon 31 Mar ’25

    In this master class, the world-famous Spanish pianist Jorge Luis Prats reveals some of his secrets about his art to the students and the audience. Sit back and enjoy, because a good master class is insanely captivating and also a great effort of concentration for the audience. Participants and repertoire will be announced nearer the time.

  • Jorge Luis Prats

    Cuban master pianist performs complete Ibéria by Albéniz
    Famous Pianists
    Tue 1 Apr ’25

    Fourteen pianos he left behind in Cuba when he emigrated to Spain. Forty-five years old, and finally freed from Castro's travel restrictions, he was a rising star in Europe and the United States. A sensation it was, that first time in Amsterdam: Jorge Luis Prats, Albéniz's complete Ibéria, Master Pianists series, 2016. The only one who ever preceded him in it was piano legend Alicia de Larrocha, in the 1980s, long ago. Usually, only individual parts are being performed. At the time, Prats said in an interview: 'This is the most difficult music ever written for piano. Technically alone it is challenging, with each individual movement you spend a year studying, but it is mainly the musical aspect that is challenging.'

  • Herman Pleij & Ralph van Raat

    Medieval Inspiration for Contemporary Times
    Scherpdenkers
    Wed 2 Apr ’25

    One of music's most cherished works: Carmina Burana. Full of rich melodies and catchy rhythms. Ralph van Raat plays a selection from a virtuoso piano solo version of the piece, which is based on medieval poems about love, lust, luck and bad luck. But what is the meaning of the texts, written in Latin, Middle High German and Old French? And what do they say about the culture and mentality of medieval people? Cultural historian Herman Pleij explains.

  • Bach's St Matthew Passion

    by The Netherlands Bach Society
    Classical Gems
    Fri 4 Apr ’25

    Betrayal, condemnation, and death. But above all: love. Although the text of the St Matthew Passion is centuries old, the story and the message remain relevant. And Bach's masterful music continues to touch hearts, year after year. With Rademann, Bach's masterpiece is in good hands. This true Bach aficionado – founder of the Dresdner Kammerchor, artistic director of the Bachakademie Stuttgart, and a familiar name at the international music festival Bachfest – seeks, with each performance of the St Matthew Passion, a contemporary, new approach.

  • Philzuid

    Brahms and a heart-stopping Liszt
    Sat 5 Apr ’25

    Those powerful timpani strokes at the beginning of his First, or those sighs of resignation with which the violins open his Fourth, or that tender melody in... Brahms' four symphonies are among the most beloved orchestral repertoire. They embody the entire spectrum of human emotions as one breathing symphonic cosmos. Schönberg arranged Brahms' Piano Quartet, thus creating a 'Fifth Symphony of Brahms'.

  • Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

    Jaap van Zweden conducts Beethoven's 9th
    World-renowned Orchestra's
    Sun 6 Apr ’25

    "Making music together is incredibly powerful. It fosters solidarity: together we are one!" Jaap van Zweden said in an interview with NRC. That feeling has been the driving force behind his unstoppable urge to make music from a young age. A true rocket engine that propelled his career to great heights. He conducted some of the world's most famous orchestras, from Amsterdam to New York. Now, Van Zweden returns to 'his' Antwerp Symphony Orchestra temporarily. "They play their socks out for me," said the top maestro. And the renowned Flemish orchestra will have ample opportunity to do so in Beethoven's magnificent Ninth.


    There will be a free introduction at 7:30 PM, co-sponsored by the Friends of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.

  • Kevin Chen

    Winner of the Rubinstein Competition shines in Chopin & Liszt
    International Prizes & Awards
    Sun 13 Apr ’25

    18 you are, and already you have this in your pocket; International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2021: first prize, Concours de Genève 2022: first prize, Arthur Rubinstein Competition, first prize again. What is to come in 2024... Certainly a wonderful recital in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. The very young Canadian Kevin Chen plays two piano giants: the Polish Chopin and the cosmopolitan Hungarian Liszt. 'An authentic artist with wonderful sensitivity and remarkable mastery,' the French Diapason wrote about Chen. 

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This wonderful venue, located in the heart of the city, offers a wide range of high-quality classical concerts. Ranging from symphony orchestras to chamber ensembles and solo performances, a wide classical repertoire can be heard: from music for the millions to the latest contemporary compositions. Muziekgebouw Eindhoven has something for everyone.

Whether you are a seasoned classical music lover or just enjoy a night out, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven is the perfect place to enjoy the finest classical concerts. Order your tickets today and experience an unforgettable evening in one of our beautiful halls!