Brucknerhaus Linz - Großer Saal © Dieter Kühl

Philosophy & History

A stage full of history. A concert hall with outstanding acoustics. A repertoire of international format. Architecture which testifies to audacity and stylistic confidence. The Brucknerhaus is what music should be: an intense and haunting symphony, an emotional monument to passion.

Our Philosophy

„An experience of intoxiating beauty“

Artists who take their first chance here are already standing firmly on the career ladder. When top- class orchestras appear in Austria's largest concert hall outside Vienna, music becomes an „experience of intoxicating beauty“ – that was the feeling that Herbert von Karajan described after the inaugural concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on 23rd March 1974. The bold and timeless beauty of its architecture, combined with the oustanding acoustics of the concert halls, make the Brucknerhaus an inspiration for the coolest and most hard-headed of conductors. A landmark of international format in the heart of Linz. A home for music-making of the highest quality.

Tradition – Identity – Innovation – Internationality

The musical repertoire rests on four pillars: tradition, identity, innovation and internationality. Or to formulate it more precisely: the cultivation of Austrian music and national cultural traditions; the promotion of Austrian artists, contributing to a sense of identity; the presentation of innovative ideas and new, original interpretations; the opportunity to experience world-class international ensembles and to explore uncharted areas on the musical map. Despite being a relatively recent addition to the list of major concert venues, the Brucknerhaus with this concept already ranks among the most established and internationally recognized institutions for classical music.

Brucknerhaus Linz (night shot 2004) © Kutzler-Wimmer-Stöllinger
Brucknerhaus Linz (night shot 2004) © Kutzler-Wimmer-Stöllinger

Our History

The Brucknerhaus Linz is a forward-looking piece of architecture, open, timelessly elegant and yet rooted in its own traditions and values. In 2024 this house, so widely known and such an integral part of our lives, celebrates its 50th birthday, a milestone which prompts memories and conversations beginning: „Do you remember, in those days....“

Hard-Facts about the Brucknerhaus Linz

  • 130 metre glass facade
  • 1,120 m² glass
  • 2,800 m² carpet
  • 7 floors
  • 3,600 m² area
  • 88,000 m³ volume
Brucknerhaus & Danube Park © Rita Newman
Brucknerhaus & Danube Park © Rita Newman