From November 2023, salon concerts by Alyssa Kok are held in a private performance space where classical music enlivens the hearts of local audience in the comfort of an intimate setting. As part of a new movement to promote classical music to spheres of acquaintances on a more personal basis, the salon is home to a handful of series of private concerts with free entry. With a capacity for about 35 audience members at a time, the salon is open for all local and international audiences who are acquainted with the organisers.
The salon concerts were founded based on the model of the 19th century Parisian music salon familiar to famous composers such as Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt, Sigismond Thalberg and others. The intention of the founder Alyssa Kok is for classical music to be fully accessible and incorporated into our daily lives, hence the intensely packed schedule of concerts for the salon.
The salon space is equipped with an August Förster grand piano, a two-manual harpsichord after Gottfried Silbermann, a fretted clavichord by Bernhard Fleig after Christian Gottlob Hubert (a personalised order with removable legs) as well as a spacious interview corner.
The salon is currently situated in a location filled with heritage and culture – the old town of Salzburg, Austria, within reach to the Salzburg Festival, Mozart’s Birth House, and the shopping belt of Getreidegasse. Famous for being the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and conductor Herbert von Karajan, Salzburg hails as a universal centre for music, inspiring artists and classical music lovers alike.
If you are interested to find out more about the salon concerts, please write to Alyssa Kok via the contact form.