Hans Werner Henze-Foundation

„I would like my music to have the same impact in future as it has today.”. Hans Werner Henze, spring 2007

This expresses well the foundation's duty to maintain, save and disseminate the oeuvre of Hans Werner Henze. A further important task the composer passed on to his foundation is the encouragement of young musicians, especially young composers. > more


January 2021
Großes Haus · Badisches Staatstheater · Karlsruhe · Deutschland

Das Wundertheater

Fällt aus wegen Corona-Pandemie
Cancelled due to Corona pandemic
Cancellato a causa di pandemia...
March 2021
Casa da Música · Porto · Portugal


Porto Symphonic Orchestra Casa da Musica
Trompete: Jonathan Ayerst
Klavier: Marco Blaauw

Reference databases

Michael Kerstan


Welcome to the Hans Werner Henze-Foundation's website! The Maestro's immense oeuvre with all its facets is now accessible online. Please, enjoy surfing, discovering, and maybe you have got any suggestions, an anecdote, an aphorism or even a missing piece of HWH in your attic. Please, don't hesitate and send a mail - we answer as soon as possible.