Ludwig van Beethoven is the most frequently performed of all classical composers. He was also a radical artist who constantly reinvented himself, expanded the boundaries of music and posed questions to society. Even today he inspires people all over the world. BTHVN2020 will celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth by mobilising people and opening up a wide range of perspectives – both on and about Beethoven more

Ecumenical service for Baptism Day

Watch the ecumenical service on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th baptism day from December 17th, 2020.

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Anniversary concert on 17.12.2020

Watch the anniversary concert with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday here.

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Festausschuss Bonner Karneval und Münster-Pfarrei präsentieren Banner am Bonner Münster.

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Die ersten Preisträger stehen bereits fest. So wird u.a. Schauspieler Tobias Moretti persönlich seinen Preis in Bonn am 28.08.2021 entgegennehmen.

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Ein Jahresrückblick auf das Projekt von Don Bosco und dem Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

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Calendar of events

The Beethoven Anniversary Year will be celebrated with a multitude of events from 16 December 2019 till September 2021. 

Due to the current Corona development, most of the announced events will not take place in the foreseeable future. Please contact the organizer regarding info about the event realisation and possible ticket refunds.

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Official BTHVN2020 opening ceremony

Here you can enjoy the full opening ceremony of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 once again.


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Beethoven cycle with Heidrun Holtmann, Concert VIII

Schloss Raesfeld, Rittersaal | 46348 Raesfeld

The pianist Heidrun Holtmann interprets all Beethoven piano sonatas in 8 evenings. The concerts take place in private homes and public venues in Westmünsterland.

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Chamber Concert - Auryn Quartett

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

The Auryn Quartet, founded in Cologne, has been a welcome guest here ever since the opening of the Chamber Music Hall in 1989. After 40 years together, the musicians are now going on a farewell tour and will of course be making a stop in the Chamber Music Hall again.


Jazz in the chamber music hall - Yaron Herman solo

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

In the Aspekte series, we are again presenting four concerts in the 2020/21 season with artists who have excelled in the current jazz scene with exciting projects.


Chamber Concert - Daniel Hope/Maxim Lando

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

When Daniel Hope met the pianist Maxim Lando in America, born in 2002, who has already won many awards, he was immediately enthusiastic about his virtuoso musical fire. Since then, he has been happy to invite the young musician to joint performances and is now presenting his discovery to the Bonn audience.


Klavierrecitals - Javier Perianes

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Javier Perianes is considered one of the leading Spanish pianists.

In 2019 the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) declared him to the "artist of the year 2019". In the Beethoven-Haus he was already as a chamber musician within the BTHVN WOCHE.

For his appearance in our chamber music series he has received a

exciting solo evening designed for us.

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