“The utilization in the Great hall is still virtually 100 percent,” said artistic Director Christoph lieben-Seutter on Monday at the launch of the programme for the season 2019/20.

Since the opening of the spectacular concert hall in January 2017, more than two million people have visited a concert in the Elbphilharmonie. Around ten million people visited the Plaza, public observation deck in 37 meters elevation above the port of Hamburg.

To 250. Birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven in the coming season, complete work-cycles of the composer’s performances of the symphonies by the Vienna Philharmonic under Andris Nelsons, performing all the piano concertos by Sir András Schiff with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer, the performance of all the piano sonatas by Igor Levit and performance of all string quartets by the Quatuor Ébène.