Best concert halls in Europe

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a concert at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. I was awed by the huge concert hall that had about 2,200 seats. The piano concert was soulful and enjoyed by everyone who attended. I was there with my friend who is a piano player.

He plays well, both the new digital models as well as the acoustic one. The hall is home to Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. Visiting the concert hall had me thinking about all other places that are famous for their concert halls. Although there are numerous such halls worldwide, I’ve narrowed down the list to 7 famous places. Read on to know more.

Auditorio de Tenerife

Located in Canary Islands, Spain, this hall was crafted by Santiago Calatrava Valls. Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Canarian capital, in the Avenue of Constitution, this building took about six years to complete. The building is built according to late twentieth century modern architecture model. It is one of the finest buildings in Canary Islands and highlights Spanish architecture in the best way.  This is one of the must visit place for visitors to Canary Islands.

Oslo Opera HouseOslo Opera House

This opera house graces the capital of Norway and is home to The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Situated in central Oslo in Bjorvika neighborhood, it is managed by Statsbygg, a government agency that is in charge of Norwegian government. The auditorium has 1,364 seats and 2 additional performing spaces that seat 400 and 200. The exterior designed with white granite and Italian marble give it an appearance of rising out of water. It is the largest ever modern building constructed in Norway since circa 1300, when Nidarosdomen was constructed.

Royal Albert Hall

For a music enthusiast, a visit to London is not complete without seeing a performance done here. Present in South Kensington in Westminster City in London the hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria. Since then most of the leading artists in the world have done performances here.

It is one of the most treasured buildings in England. Every year over 350 events spanning a wide variety of genre ranging from ballet and concerts, to rock, pop and award ceremonies are performed here. Charity events and community and school events too are held here.

Initially it was decided to name the hall as The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences but Queen Victoria changed it to its present name in memory of her late husband Prince Albert. My friend said he’d seen many piano concerts performed here and it was seeing these concerts as a child that he developed a passion for piano music. He loves the advanced digital piano models; check out this site, as they give him more freedom to develop new compositions.

The Copenhagen Concert Hall

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, this was designed by Jean Nouvel ,while creating the DR Byen, which houses the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Located in Northern Orestad in Copenhagen, the concert hall has four halls with a seating arrangement that accommodates over 1,800 people. This is home to Danish National Symphony Orchestra.