Daegu and Hanover Creative Cities of Music Exchange Concert


A string ensemble from Hanover, a UNESCO Creative City of Music, and a representing ensemble from Daegu staged a fantastic performance on November 22nd in Daegu. This concert was a special event planned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the reopening of Daegu Concert House as a classical music hall, held in collaboration between the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music, Daegu and Hanover.

Four performers from Hanover (violinist Yuliia Van, violinist Sebastian Nowak, violist Johannes Brause, and cellist Lukas Rothenfusses) led by Hanover Chamber Orchestra conductor Hans-Christian Euler, and musicians from Daegu performed chamber music. They also played a special piece by composer Jang Eun-ho (Keimyung University Composition Department, Visiting Assistant Professor). The concert, born from the friendship between the two Creative Cities, ended successfully with standing ovations and cheers from the audience.

Daegu Concert House, where the performance took place, originally opened as Daegu Civic Center in 1975 and was re-opened in 2013 as a premier classical music hall. Over the past 10 years, it has become a venue sought after by the world’s top orchestras, a beloved stage for local artists, a cradle for numerous artists, the leading performance venue of Daegu region, and a hub for UNESCO Creative Cities of Music, bridging the world.

Especially this year, to mark the 10th anniversary of Daegu Concert House’s reopening, a series of rich classical music performances have been delighting audiences more than ever. Following this trend, commemorative performances aligned with the reopening date (November 29th) will offer a rewarding two weeks to audiences. Featuring premium artist performances, collaborations with local artists, UNESCO Creative Cities of Music participation concerts, and Daegu City Arts Group performances, a variety of events will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Daegu Concert House.