Konzerthaus Facts
Konzerthaus Dortmund

An Overview of the Konzerthaus

After a construction period of just two years, Konzerthaus Dortmund opened its doors with a warm welcome in September 2002. The initiator and founding director was the entrepreneur Ulrich Andreas Vogt.

1,550 visitors can enjoy the fantastic acoustics in Konzerthaus Dortmund.

With its excellent hearing and the ability to independently move its ears, our mascot, the rhino, represents the outstanding acoustics of Konzerthaus Dortmund. Like Pegasus, it will give others wings and keep reaching new intellectual flights.

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Since 2012 Dortmund is one of only four German houses to belong to the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), the Champions League of European concert halls.

At around 200 events per year, visitors can experience the greatest international orchestras, the finest chamber music, top-class pop musicians and the best entertainment events.

Since the opening in 2002, over 3.5 million people have attended over 4,000 events at Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Around 5,000 musicians have appeared at Konzerthaus Dortmund, regularly including stars such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Cecilia Bartoli, Sir Simon Rattle, Grigory Sokolov and many more.

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Four Artistic Directors have guided the development of Konzerthaus Dortmund so far. Founding director Ulrich Andreas Vogt was succeeded (after a brief interim by Albrecht Döderlein) in the fall of 2005 by Benedikt Stampa, who shaped the house for 13 years. Since 2018, musicologist and culture manager Dr Raphael von Hoensbroech has been the Artistic Director.

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