Especially in times, when concert halls are closed, rehearsals and concerts are cancelled, one thing particularly applies: keep playing! Because music connects us. We visited our musicians at home to find out how they ‘Keep Playing’.

Klaus-Peter-Werani | Viola

Magdalena Hoffmann | Harp

Celina Bäumer | Violin

Valérie Gillard | Violin

Uta Zenke | Cello & Tobias Vogelmann | Oboe


 

klaus-peter-werani | Viola

The limits of art today are the challenge of my freedom.
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Music is my way of life.
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Even today I experience my relationship to the world by making music.
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For me, social distancing means a contradiction to the closeness of the physique of music and  to the physicality of sound – that’s why I won’t stop searching for opportunities to stay in close contact with the audience.

Klaus-Peter Werani, Viola KeepPlaying (c) Astrid Ackermann

 

Magdalena Hoffmann | harp

Play whenever you can.
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Listen closely in silence.
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If there’s space, you can fantasize.
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Goodbye – ‘hear’ you soon.

Magdalena Hoffmann, Harfe KeepPlaying (c) Astrid Ackermann

 

Celina Bäumer | violin

„That even though the curtain has been closed, all questions remain open.“ (Berthold Brecht)
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Those who are no longer allowed to play have time to play.
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…to play, to play, to play…

Celina Bäumer, Geige KeepPlaying (c) Astrid Ackermann

 

Valérie Gillard | violin

Laughing is good.
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Bach is my constant companion.
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Always look ahead.
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Nice to rehearse with colleagues again.

Valérie Gillard, Geige KeepPlaying (c) Astrid Ackermann

 

UTA ZENKE | CELLO
TOBIAS VOGELMANN | OBOE

Oboist at gardening.
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Curtain up for living room concerts!
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… unfortunately without audience.
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Planer on outdoor mission.
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Still life or live silently?

Uta Zenke, Cello, Tobias Vogelmann, Oboe KeepPlaying (c) Astrid Ackermann

Photos (c) Astrid Ackermann