It is every musician’s dream to debut in a prestigious concert packed and brimming with people - a great start to their musical career. Yet, amongst the millions of places to play and perform their instruments, there are, of course, a few locations that stand out and are sought after by musicians. It is these brilliant, history-rich and stunning locations that make them the epitome of a musician’s dream.
Grosser Musikvereinssaal (Vienna, Austria)
Right in the heart of where multiple history-making musicians have stepped foot and even lived, the Musikverein (otherwise known as Vienna’s Ringstrasse) is often called and revered as the best concert hall in the world. It is home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and past conductors like Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler. The acoustics of this auditorium are no short of brilliant as every note, loud or soft, manages to breathe life into the space and you are sure to be washed over by beautiful crescendos from every direction.
Carnegie Hall (New York City, USA)
Carnegie Hall is a household name and one you have definitely heard being passed about by musicians. It rests smugly in Midtown Manhattan in one of the greatest cities in the world, New York City. Known as one of the most famous concert venues in American music, it hosts roughly 250 performances annually. It was built in 1891 by architect William Burnet Tuthill (who was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie). What’s more, the performances it hosts range from jazz, to pop music to classical music and some of the most famous people who have performed here are Arther Rubinstein, Elvis Presley and Elton John.
Sydney Opera House (Sydney NSW, Australia)
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks of Australia and is frequently pictured by tourists and in postcards. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon but ultimately completed by a team led by Peter Hall. The temperate in it is extremely important when the Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes on stage as, for their instruments to be kept in tune, the hall must be precisely 22.5 celsius.
All these locations barely scratch the surface of a musician’s dreams and there certainly are more. Can you name the rest?