House of the Albrecht family

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. century. The Albrecht family has lived in the house since 1945: Alexander Albrecht (1885-1958) – composer, teacher of the Municipal Music School, conductor and director of the Church Music Association at the Dome of St. Martina, his wife Margaréta rod. Fischer (1887-1985) – language teacher and son Ján (Hansi) Albrecht (1919-1996) – music teacher, violist, esthetician, editor, 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 are renovating and revitalizing the house with the help of many sympathizers. Following the tradition of long-term artistic meetings at the Albechts, we are working to create a center in which classical music, literature, fine arts, theater, film, philosophy, art sciences and other social sciences will find a permanent place – 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 Association for the Cathedral of St. Martin and the administrative premises of the administration center with coworking.

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2020
2020
We continued to reconstruct the exterior, design the roof insulation, respond to grant calls, 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 Art Support Fund. Applications for financing the Hortus artis event were supported - 8 chamber music 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 killed cultural life. We responded by preparing a fundraising campaign and launching a public collection, 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 established the garden. Architects Katka Šimončičová and Eva Šperka completed the complete interior design of the house, we put part into production. 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. Sacha Batthyany was hosted by Michal Hvorecký, the duo Plaisirs de Musique performed in the next concert. As in other years, this year Zuzka Godárová presented the house on musical walks.
2018
2018
We met the creative and for the revitalization of the interior of the house architects Katka Šimončičová and Eva Šperka. We reconstructed the stone elements in the exterior and the retaining wall in the garden of the house. We have traditionally prepared the Chapter Courts, during which hundreds of people visited the house, we organized brigades. Guests from the Czech Republic, Martin Cára and Vít Dvořáček performed as part of the J. K Mertz Guitar Festival. Musica aeterna uviedla Serenatu a due voci (Drama per Musica) Marc´Antonio e Cleopatra Johanna Adolfa Hasseho. The ensemble Solamente naturali also performed on an unofficial garden stage.
2017
2017
We replaced the wiring in the whole building, and applied new plasters on the first and second floors. We organized a series of events Sunday at the Albechts dedicated to music, literature and film, featuring the Mucha Quartet, Teo Gertler, Katka Máliková, Vladimír Godár, Mila Haugová, Mária Ferenčuhová, Radovan Potočár, Martin Śulík, Peter Bebjak, Martina Buchelová and others. We brigaded with supporters who did not lose their taste and guts. We co-organized the Chapter Courts again.
2016
2016
We reconstructed part of the ceilings and heating distribution throughout the house. The facade was completely restored. We organized a memorial concert for Ivan Parík, where the Quasars Ensemble performed, one of the May Nights belonged to literature, we co-organized the Chapter Courts, students and teachers of the Church Conservatory performed in Pinacothek Musicae, and a concert at the J. K Mertz Guitar Festival, home Musica aeterna returned with Peter Zajíček, the Moyzes Quartet, Eugen Prochác and Ján Slávik also performed.
2015
2015
All old networks and wiring were dismantled, and a complete replacement began. The paintings were restored in the former Albrecht's salon, part of the courtyard by the eastern staircase was rehabilitated. There were concerts of the JK Mertz Guitar Festival, Convergences and other performances during the spring and autumn of the Chapter Courts in the house and courtyard. With the support of the Slovak Philharmonic, we organized a benefit concert in Reduta. The conductor James Judd came without the right to a fee, Simona Šaturová sang pro bono and Marian Lapšanský played.
2014
2014
Work continued on the repair of vertical and horizontal structures throughout the building and degraded plasters were removed. We co-organized the spring and autumn Kapitulské dvory, we helped part-time in the preparation of the event. The JK Mertz Guitar Festival visited the court. In the autumn, the Mucha Quartet performed on the improvised stage, the Krajčovci guitarists, and the children's visitors were attracted by the performances Bartók and Drevený princ. Musica aeterna organized a concert in the Moyzes Hall to support the restoration of the house.
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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, English courtyards with sewerage were created, ventilation and dehumidification of the building were installed by means of the IGLU system. We organized other brigades. Slovak artists donated their works to the renovation of the house, part of which was sold at an auction in SOGA.
2012
2012
Rehabilitation 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 brigades and at the first public event - Concert in Ruins. After years, Musica aeterna played at home, the Lotz Trio, Solamente naturali and Quasars ensemble also performed.
2011
2011
2010
2010
Fourteen years after Hansi's death, we founded the civic association ALBRECHT FORUM and embarked on 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 today and tomorrow is the love of art and knowledge. We acquired the house for long-term rent from the Bratislava Archdiocese.
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