Jörg Steinmetz/Patrick Desprosses

Michael Wollny & Konstantin Gropper

To attend this Elbphilharmonie concert, reservations must be made in advance.

Konstantin Gropper is the driving force behind the project Get Well Soon and one of the most successful Indie Alternative artists in Germany. Gropper is a marvellous poet who is inspired in his songs by literature and films. He creates songs which are really out of the ordinary because of their richness of sound. Their arrangements are complex and highly sophisticated and they either groove or are luscious ballads. Konstantin Gropper and Michael Wollny had their first contact in 2015. They were playing as a duet in the Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg.

Within the scope of Wollny’s artist in residence programme at ELBJAZZ there is another encounter between the two musicians who both have a penchant for film music, among others. In Heidelberg the pianist and the singing guitarist played music from films by David Lynch, they covered songs by the Flaming Lips and by Pulp. But songs by Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss were also included in their repertoire. Expectations are high as to what they will have cooked up for their appearance in the Elbphilharmonie.