In 2013, the KlangGestalten group initiated the “Con-Takt” and “Con-Takt Junior” projects. The latter event provides young, talented musicians eight years and older – after they have successfully passed an audition – with handcrafted master instruments and bows in 3/4 size. On the other hand, “Con-Takt” is for conservatory students. In events tailored specifically for their needs and inquiries, music students have the chance to play extensively on a series of quality, handcrafted instruments and bows from the KlangGestalten exhibitions, thereby allowing them to gain extensive knowledge and increase their awareness of an instrument’s specific requirements and modes of action.
The most recent KlangGestalten Con-Takt events took place at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, and at the Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts. Since 2018 the “Con-Takt Junior” project has likewise been a guest at the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Music School in Berlin.