HANS LIBERG - Résumé
He has received many international awards, the highest being an Emmy Award in New York in 1997 for 'Liberg zaps himself'. In the same year he was also nominated for the Banff Television Festival in Canada and he received an honourable mention at the Golden Rose Festival in Montreux. Last, but certainly not least, he was asked to host the Emmy Award Gala in New York in 1998. An extra special honour, as he was taking the place of Sir Peter Ustinov!
Today his fame reaches far beyond the Dutch borders, attracting full houses all over Europe. The international character of his shows, his musical virtuosity, and his subtle humour make him a highly sought-after artist at large international galas. For example, in 2005 for Her Majesty the Queen, in honour of her birthday and 25th jubilee. For his striking talents as a musician and entertainer were highly praised, not just in the Netherlands, but also abroad. During the 'Begegnung mit den Niederlanden' (Meeting the Netherlands) festival (1989) Hans Liberg conquered the German hearts: ... 'Der holländische Musikkomiker bewies seine Weltklasse!... ' (The Dutch music comedian proved his worldclass!) (Süddeutsche Zeitung). In Switzerland he was called 'a musical entertainer of divine grace'. In Austria (2007) he was the first and only entertainer to ever perform in the Goldene Saal of the prestigious Vienna Musikverein, where subscriptions are still inherited from generation to generation. In 2008 Hans Liberg has been made a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion by the Dutch Queen, the oldest and highest civil order in the Netherlands. It's only granted to people with extraordinary skills and a personal and unique talent.
After 310 performances and around 225.000 spectators 'Ick Hans Liberg' finished in May 2013 with a last series in the De La Mar Theater in Amsterdam.
The DVD 'Ick Hans Liberg' will be available from retailers and via www.hansliberg.com in the autumn of 2013.
Hans Liberg gives a sold out performance of his 'Symphonie Libergique' together with the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and another sell out performance with the Nordwestdeutsche Phliharmonie at the Philharmonie in Cologne.
Liberg goes on tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria , performing "Ick Hans Liberg".
Dutch TV: 'The Ninth' and 'Hans Liberg 25 years / BEST OF' are broadcasted in May. BVN re-runs 'Liberg Toppers' in December.
Belgium – Hasselt : on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Hasselt Culture Center, Hans Liberg performs his 'Symphonie Libergique' for two days, accompanied by the Limburg Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Dirk Brossé.
Belgium – TV: Hans Liberg 25 years / BEST OF' are broadcasted on Christmas Eve 2012 on Canvas TV. Spectator rating 8.5
Germany - Berlin: Hans Liberg plays 'ICK HANS LIBERG' for a week in "Tipi am Kanzleramt" with great success.
Switzerland - Lucerne (KKL): Hans Liberg plays his 'Symphonie Libergique' with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. Conductor: Leo Siberski.The Netherlands - Amsterdam (Royal Theatre Carré): Guest-appearance at the launch of the 'Princess Margriet Foundation', in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and her husband Prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven
England – London: Hans Liberg returns to the Cadogan Hall for 4 exclusive shows.
Germany – Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne: Hans Liberg plays his 'Symphonie Libergique' with the Hamburger Symphoniker and the WDR Rundfunkorchester.
Designer Piet Hein Eek created a mobile studio for Hans Liberg. This log cabin looks like a pile of wood on the outside, but once the windows are opened it appears to be a cozy music studio. Through the internet this log cabin gained great fame all over the world.Hans Liberg is writing his autobiography titled 'Ick Hans Liberg'. This autobiography will be published in Dutch and German in the end of 2010.
England – London: Hans Liberg performs two nights at The Cadogan Hall in London.
German television: guest-appearance on the German television show 'ZDF Nachtmusik' hosted by Götz Alsmann.
Due to great success Hans Liberg continues playing his anniversary show '25 jaar Hans Liberg' in Dutch and 'Das Beste' in German for another season.German television: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of German television channel 3Sat, Hans Liberg performs together with Mathias Richling, Alfred Dorfer and Andreas Thiel at the Live-Cabaretgala 'Dreiländerspitzen'.
German television: guest-appearance on the German television show 'Menschen der Woche' hosted by Frank Elstner.
Switzerland – Luzern: Hans Liberg hosts the price-giving ceremony of the Golden Rose Festival 2008 (7th of May). The Rose d'Or Festival hosts the most prestigious international awards for entertainment television programmes; it is also the cultural and most important business rendezvous for the onscreen entertainment community. The Festival's goal has always been to reward originality, quality and creativity in entertainment programming, and to encourage excellence in television and new media.The Netherlands: Hans Liberg has been made a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, the oldest and highest civil order in the Netherlands. It's only granted to people with extraordinary skills and a personal and unique talent.
Austria - Vienna: concert in the Goldene Saal of the Vienna Musikverein, as the first and only entertainer in this 'classical music temple', with its normally exclusively classical programme. The Musikverein is known for its traditional New Year concerts. Subscriptions to this music hall are still passed on from generation to generation today.Switzerland - Luzern: guest soloist at the concluding live TV broadcast of the Festival Rose d'Or.
Switzerland - Zürich: performs 'Die Neunte' at the Sommerfestival.
Germany - Schleswig Holstein Music Festival: Hans Liberg performs his one-man show (Basic Liberg), at the famous classical Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (SHMF) at the large concert halls of Lübeck, Kiel and Wotersen. The audience was so impressed with Liberg, once again the only entertainer in an exclusively classical programme, that he and the Philharmonisch Orkester Kiel were invited to perform the 'Symphonie Libergique' on the 10th of February 2008 at the centenary celebrations of the Theater Kiel (Kieler Schloss) and the Philharmonische Orkester Kiel.In addition to his one-man show, Liberg performed the 'Symphonie Libergique' in Germany and Austria with, respectively, the Münchner Symphoniker at the Philharmonie in München and the Tonkünstler Orchestra in the Festspielhaus in St. Pölten.
German television: Liberg performed on ARD television on 'The Mozart Show - 250 Years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart'.
In February, Hans Liberg performs for Queen Beatrix. Her Majesty the Queen treated all present and past members of her household plus her family to a performance by Hans Liberg, to celebrate her birthday and her 25th Jubilee. This all took place in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.Germany - Karlsruhe: performance during the Opernball 2005 in the Badisches Staatstheater
'TATATATA voor kinderen': with the Metropole Orkest conducted by Dick Bakker, Hans Liberg plays a children's version of his show 'TATATATA' for Tros Radio 4.Austria - Linz (Brucknerhaus): Liberg plays the 'Symphonie Libergique' with the Bruckner Orchestra.
Austria - Vienna: three days 'TATATATA' in the prestigious Musikverein.
The Musikverein invited Liberg to this famous building as the only cabaret performer in its Classical programme - a great honour for Liberg. All three performances were completely sold out.
Germany: due to great success, Liberg gives repeat performances of 'TATATATA' in Germany in the Philharmonie in Essen, de Bonn Opera House, de Musikhalle in Hamburg, and the Philharmonie in Munich.
Switzerland - Arosa: Liberg wins the Arosa-Humor-Festival 2004 with his show 'TATATATA'. The prize - 'Die Schneestern' - is awarded annually to the best 'Künstler' at the festival by a jury of professionals and public.
Tour with 'TATATATA' in the Netherlands, Belgium, and GermanyFrance: On Friday the 21th of March 2003, during the festival Le Printemps du Rire: appearance with the renowned National Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse (L'Orchestre National de Chambre de Toulouse). It was a huge success.
Germany - Dresden: appearance during the Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2003 at the invitation of the conductor Hartmut Haenchen. During this performance, Hans Liberg played with various musicians including the famous violinist Gidon Kremer.
Germany - Munich: Hans Liberg wins the 'Bayerische Kabarettpreis - Der Goldene Spaten 2003' in the 'Musikpreis' category. The prize-giving ceremony was broadcasted on television on the 6th of June 2003 by the Bayerische Fernsehen.
Germany - Frankfurt: in October 2003 Hans Liberg performs for Dr. Wim Duisenberg on his departure as President of the European Central Bank.
Germany: Various guest appearances for German television.The Netherlands: Try outs of his eighth Dutch show 'TATATATA'.
Tour through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria with 'Neue Show'.
Germany - Munich: Guest appearance during the presentation of the German Video Prize.
Switzerland - Zürich: performance during the famous Swiss 'Sommerfestival'.
Germany - Wiesbaden: performance during the 'Internationale Mai Festspielen 2000'.
England - London: 2 weeks at the Peacock Theatre, with 'Liberg, Live in London'.
Germany - Berlin: Guest appearance during the presentation of the German Film Prize.
Austria - Vienna: a series of performances of his show 'International' in German.
The Netherlands - presenter of the Dutch television 'Academy Awards'.
England - London: performances in English in the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre.
U.S.A. - New York: presenter of the 1998 International Emmy Awards. The original way in which Liberg accepted the Emmy Award in 1997 and the international character of his show led the organisers of the Emmy Awards to ask Liberg to present the 'Emmy Gala 1998' in the place of Sir Peter Ustinov.
Germany - Winner of the Moers Comedy 'Henrietta' Award.
U.S.A.- New York: Winner of the International Emmy Award for the television programme 'Liberg zaps himself'.
Switzerland - Montreux: Liberg receives an honourable mention during the Golden Rose Festival for his TV programme 'Liberg zaps himself'. This TV programme is broadcast in 15 countries.
Canada: Nominated for the 'Rockie Banff Award' in Canada, for the television programme 'Liberg zaps himself'.
Scotland - Edinburgh Festival: Series of performances for 2 weeks in The Pleasance, the most important theatre of the Festival.
Switzerland - Montreux: guest soloist during the closing live TV show of the Festival du Rire.
Scotland - Edinburgh Festival: This results in a five-star review for him, the highest possible distinction, in the newspaper The Scotsman. He is also invited to perform in London at the South Bank Centre.
Russia: Guest appearance in St. Petersburg.
Luxemburg: Chief guest in Strasbourg at de opening of the new TV channel ARTE, together with Laurie Anderson.
On the 4th of May Hans Liberg comperes the Liberation Day concert for Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Claus. Broadcast live from the Royal Theatre Carré by NOS Television.
The 'Symphonie Libergique' is born: Hans Liberg live with a symphony orchestra. There follows a tour with the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest taking in all the major Dutch concert halls.
Germany - Cologne (Philharmonie): Appearance with the Nordwest Deutsche Philharmoniker, conducted by Andreas Delfs in the well-known German television programme 'Bio and Friends', with Alfred Biolek.
Germany - Düsseldorf (Tonhalle): Appearance with the Düsseldorfer Philharmoniker.
Austria - Vienna: performance during the Donau Festival.
Tour of Switzerland.
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Tour with 'Wurzel Bach Live' taking in several of the great concert halls, including the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Philharmonie in Berlin.
In the Netherlands he performs 'Hans Liberg Internationaal', with highlights from 'DaDa', 'Berg Berg', 'Wortel Bach Live', and 'Chanel 4711'.
Germany: Winner of the German 'Knorrhahn Preis' in Wilhelmshaven
Germany: Winner of the 'Schwerte Kabarettpreis'.
Germany: Hans Liberg is chosen by the Münchener Abendzeitung as 'Stern der Woche', with his show 'Wurzel Bach Live'.
During the festival Begegnung mit den Niederlanden Hans Liberg wins over German hearts. This results in an outstanding review in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Winner of the 'Pall Mall Export Prize'.
The first full evening programme, 'DADA', with remarkable revelations about Mozart's journey to Paris.
A place in the final of the legendary Cameretten.
Dutch shows over the years:
DADA (1983-1985), BERG BERG (1985-1987), WORTEL BACH LIVE (1987-1989), CHANEL/4711 became Kadet/4711 (1989-1991), INTERNATIONAAL (1991-1992), NU OOK VOOR VROUWEN (1993-1996), DE VIER JAARGETIJDEN (1996-1998), NIEUWE SHOW (1998-2002), TATATATA (2003-2005), DE NEGENDE (2005-2007), 25 JAAR HANS LIBERG (2008-2010)
German shows over the years:
WURZEL BACH LIVE (1988-1990), JETZT AUCH FÜR FRAUEN (1993-1996), INTERNATIONAL (1997-1998), NEUE SHOW (1999-2002), TATATATA (2004-2005), DIE NEUNTE (2006-2007), DAS BESTE (2008-2010)