Albrecht House

The Albrecht House is the seat of an independent cultural center in the heart of Bratislava. It is located on Kapitulská street no. 1 in the city monument reserve, in the oldest part of the historic city center. It was originally the home of one of the canons of the Bratislava Chapter, the so-called canonical benefit. On the east side it is adjacent to the former convent of the Poor Clares, on the west side it is separated from Kapitulská Street by a high street wall rebuilt in the 19th century. The Albrecht family lived in the house from 1945 to 2003: Alexander Albrecht (1885-1958) – composer, teacher of the Municipal Music School, conductor and director of the Church Music Society at the Dome of St. Martin, his spouse Margaréta née Fischer (1887-1985) – language teacher and their son Ján (Hansi) Albrecht (1919-1996) – music teacher, violist, esthetician, editor, and founder of the early music movement in Slovakia and the ensemble Musica aeterna (1973).

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In 2010, we founded the civic association ALBRECHT FORUM and we have been renovating and revitalizing the house since then with the help of many sympathizers. Following the tradition of long-term artistic meetings at the Albechts, we are working on creating a center in which classical music, literature, fine arts, theater, film, philosophy, art sciences, and other social sciences will find their permanent home – simply a passion for art and knowledge. The center will consist of a garden with a stage and auditorium, a cafe, a multifunctional hall for chamber events, memorial rooms of the Albrecht family, and the Church Music Society for the Cathedral of St. Martin and administrative premises of ALBRECHT FORUM center with coworking.

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Lash&Grey Concert

24.8.2022 at 20.00 in the garden of the Albrecht House – Fresh winners of the Anděl Award for Slovak Album of the Year 2021, awarded to Lash&Grey by the Czech Music Academy for their recording Blossoms Of Your World, will perform again in the garden of the Albrecht House.

HORTUS ARTIS 2022

After a year, we invite you again to the garden of the Albrecht House, where the third edition of the HORTUS ARTIS chamber music festival will take place. From 10th to July the 4th September, we will meet on Sunday [...]

Lash&Grey – Concert Reprise

Fresh winners of the Anděl Award for Slovak Album of the Year 2021, awarded to Lash&Grey by the Czech Music Academy for their recording Blossoms Of Your World, will perform again in the garden of the Albrecht House. After the […]

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That's how it was

2021
2021
The Albrecht House began to live a busier artistic life. We organized the second year of the chamber concert series in the garden of the Albrecht House Hortus Artis 2021. We were visited by Convergences festival, the J. K. Mertz Guitar Festival, Opera Aeterna project, Viva Musica! festival, NUDE theatre, Lash&Grey, Fats Jazz Band, Novum Foundation, author readings (Eva Borušovičová, Silvester Lavrík), Music at Fulla's, and others. We were again part of the Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens event. The garden became a place of relaxation, absorption of artistic expressions and reflection. With the financial help of Bratislava Self-Governing Region we completed the reconstruction of the heating system, Bratislava - Staré Mesto financially supported the construction of a gazebo with a green roof, Hortus Artis was organized thanks to the support of the main partner of the project Slovak Art Council and contributions from the Music Fund and SOZA. More than 150 people contributed to the 2020/2021 public collection by buying different artistic objects and donating money. Thank you!
2020
2020
We continued to reconstruct the exterior, design the roof insulation, respond to grant calls, and apply for support to the Bratislava City Foundation, the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, SOZA, the Music Fund, and the Slovak Art Council. Applications for financing the Hortus artis event were supported - 8 chamber concerts in the garden of the house, and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Bratislava City Foundation contributed to the repairs. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected cultural life. We responded by preparing a fundraising campaign and launching a donation program, the details of which can be found in other sections of this website.
2019
2019
For future memorial spaces, we borrowed the original furniture of the house from the time of the Albrecht family. We replaced all the exterior doors and had the interior doors crafted. Lenka Hlubinová completed the project of revitalizing the garden and at the end of the summer, we set up the garden. Architects Katka Šimončičová and Eva Šperka completed the entire interior design of the house, we put a part to be produced. Archaeological research continued - this time in the garden area and in the place for the retention tank for rainwater collection and watering. In the courtyard, which turned into a garden, we co-organized an event as part of the One World festival. Michal Hvorecký hosted Sacha Batthyany, the duo Plaisirs de Musique performed in a concert. As in other years, Zuzka Godárová presented the house on guided walks through Bratislava this year.
2018
2018
2017
2017
2016
2016
2015
2015
2014
2014
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2013
2013
Archaeological research began in the house and the adjacent courtyard. The foundations of the building were repaired, the humidity of the vertical structures of the ground floor was repaired, the entire length of the building was dug out of the courtyard part, lowered courtyards next to the house with sewerage were created, ventilation and dehumidification of the building were installed by means of the IGLU system. We organized other volunteer events. Slovak fine artists donated their works to the renovation of the house, part of which was sold at an auction in SOGA.
2012
2012
Renovation work on horizontal structures continued, and plumbing elements were replaced. An informal community of supporters and volunteers has been formed, who have long been donating funds to support the reconstruction and involved in revitalization work. We met at volunteer weekends and at the first public event - Concert in Ruins. After years, Musica aeterna played at home, the Lotz Trio, Solamente natural, and Quasars ensemble also performed.
2011
2011
2010
2010
Fourteen years after Hansi's Albrecht death, we founded the civic association ALBRECHT FORUM and started a general reconstruction of the house (ruins) with a vision not to forget the Albrecht family, to commemorate their commitment to the development of our culture and to reconstruct the house for contemporaries and future generations. The bridge from the past to present days and tomorrow is built on our passion for art and knowledge. We acquired the house for long-term rent from the Bratislava Archdiocese.
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