09. - 16. September


The new SoundLinks Festival is an Event for chamber music crossover, combining various musical genres with one another and representing cultural diversity. The profile and the unifying elements of the festival is the guitar in different implementations, instrumentation and in new unusual ensemble formations.


9. - 16. SEPTEMBER 2022

09 | 09 | 22 ORANGERIE THEATER 18:00 + 20:30 o'clock


Duo Segotal, Ségolène de Beaufond und Tal Botvinik, offers an interdisciplinary concert combining music, dance and light art. The program is based on the piece Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla. Each of its four movements are juxtaposed with a new ...

10 | 09 | 22 HFMT KÖLN 18:00 o'clock


In the Oeuvre by Sergio Assad from Chicago beats the pulse of time. The prominent Brazilian Artist in Residence of the speGTRA Festival wrote “Yesterday's Tomorrow" for guitar quartet and choir with lyrics in five languages, emphasizing the global and ...

11 | 09 | 22 ORANGERIE THEATER 19:00 o'clock


small concert - this is how the sisters Malika and Dariya Maminova see the musical salon of the 21st century: In a chamber music setting, the audience hears Bach played on a vibraphone with bows, the hypnotizing sound of African Mbiras, ...

13 | 09 | 22 Alte Feuerwache 20:00 o'clock


In the diGIT Project, the Cologne Guitar Quartet and the participating composers have dedicated themselves to new compositions for four amplified guitars and electronics. The project began in 2019 at the WERFT Festival and has since been continued with ...

14 | 09 | 22 Lutherkirche 20:00 o'clock


Trio in Uno was born from the friendship among the Brazilians Pablo Schinke (cello) and José Ferreira (7-string guitar) and the Italian Giulia Tamanini (saxophone), forming a new ensemble full of energy and partnership. By combining the flavor and ...

15 | 09 | 22 Alte Feuerwache 20:00 o'clock

Cologne Guitar Quartet Fusion

In its concert program “Fusion”, the Cologne Guitar Quartet combines different musical styles with influences from the Cologne music scene as well as the home countries, traditions and cultural backgrounds of the ensemble members. The program includes ...

16 | 09 | 22 Lutherkirche 20:00 o'clock

Cantus Portugueses

The Ensemble Cantus Portugueses is an ensemble founded in 2017 and composed mainly of current and former music students of the Cologne University of Music and Dance. Their repertoire consists of original arrangements of traditional Portuguese music ...

The first edition includes the following concerts: Stories for Astor - an interdisciplinary concert by Duo Segotal, combining music, dance and light art; a new format by the Cologne Guitar Quartet called "Fusion Concert"; the Ensemble Cantus Portugueses with orchestral instruments, Portuguese instruments and choir; the innovative MAMI NOVA Project with percussion, piano and vocals; the contemporary project diGIT with new works for electric guitars and electronics; the Brazilian trio in Uno with energetic arrangements of Brazilian music; and, for the first time, a joint concert with the Aachen speGTRa Festival 2022 in Cologne: a diverse program with the Quatuor Eclisses (FR), the vocal ensemble Caleidon of the HfMT Cologne, the Cologne Guitar Quartet, Hans-Werner Huppertz and Vicente Bögeholz.

Festival Locations


  1. Alte Feuerwache (Anfahrt)
    Melchiorstraße 3
  2. Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Anfahrt)
    Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
  3. Orangerie Theater (Anfahrt)
    Volksgartenstraße 25
  4. Lutherkirche (Anfahrt)
    Martin-Luther-Platz 4

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