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


March 2021
Casa da Música · Porto · Portugal


Porto Symphonic Orchestra Casa da Musica
Trompete: Jonathan Ayerst
Klavier: Marco Blaauw
May 2021
Werner-Otto-Saal · K0nzerthaus · Berlin · Deutschland

Versuch über Schweine

ensemble unitedberlin
Stimme: Matthias Bauer

Dirigent: Vladimir Jurowski

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.