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Live classical music in special locations: digital living room concerts with star


Elmshorn, 24th of August 2020 – For the fifth time, Chopin fans will be able to enjoy the most beautiful classical music in spite of the coronavirus crisis, thanks to Hamburg and Sachsenwald Chopin Society and ORLEN Deutschland. The digital live concert, featuring young pianists Malte Henrik Gohr and Lysander Burleigh, will take place in a unique location: Hamburg sculptor Jan de Weryha’s studio. The performance will be broadcast from the studio via live video stream, starting at 8:15 pm on 28th of August 2020 (

ORLEN Deutschland, the subsidiary company of the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) PKN ORLEN from Poland, has been Hamburg Chopin Festival’s main sponsor since 2019. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the distinguished cultural event had to be postponed until spring 2021. Nonetheless, the company wants to continue its commitment to encouraging the cultural sector, particularly when it comes to supporting up-and-coming musicians, and is now working with the organisers to make digital live concerts a possibility. “For us, classical music is an important cultural building block that is vital to all of society, and is something that we actively support. As a company with Polish roots, we also see ourselves as ambassadors for Polish culture here in Germany“, explains Oskar Skiba, Managing Director of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH and its petrol station brand star. “A live-streamed classical music concert is a great opportunity to open up new channels, particularly with the younger generation, and to win them over where classical music and its power to connect is concerned“.

The pair of young pianists Malte Henrik Gohr (born in 2002) and Lysander Burleigh (born in 2005) have arranged a programme for the digital classical music event on 28th of August that includes pieces by Bach and the Polish pianist Chopin: 

Malte Henrik Gohr will play Prelude and Fugue in B major from “The Well-Tempered Clavier” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Wilde Jagd” from “Transcendental Études” by Franz Liszt and “Sonata No. 2” in G sharp minor, “Prelude for the Left Hand” Op. 9 No. 1 in C sharp minor and “12 Études Op. 8 No. 12” in D sharp minor, all by Alexander Scriabin. 

Lysander Burleigh will present “Toccata in E minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach, a “Scherzo” in C minor No. 3 Op. 39 and the “Nocturne in B major” Op. 62 No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel’s “Jeux d’eau” in E major and Frédéric Chopin’s “12 Etudes” Op. 25 (No. 1 in A flat major “Aeolian Harp” and No. 9 in G flat major “Butterfly”) and, to conclude, “12 Etudes Op. 10” (No. 12 in C minor “Revolutionary Etude”). 

star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH 

star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003 and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN S.A., which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), with an annual turnover of EUR 25 billion in 2018. 

PKN ORLEN is a leading player on the fuel and energy market and is listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100. 

The Group owns state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure, capable of producing more than 35 million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum and of marketing its products through the CEE-region’s largest network of more than 2,800 modern petrol stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries around the world on 6 continents. 60 percent of the company's revenues are generated outside the country. 

For the last few years, ORLEN has been established as the most valuable brand in Poland. PKN ORLEN is also the only company in the region that has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ for the sixth time in a row by the American Ethisphere Institute. 

ORLEN Deutschland GmbH 
Sebastian Duden 
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