Covid-19: Audi to hold concert to support efforts against pandemic

By CARSIFU | 9 April 2020

INGOLSTADT: As a sign of solidarity, Audi is taking the opportunity to organise a live streaming concert for all on April 14 at 7.00pm (British Summer Time).

Featuring star violinist and artistic director of the Audi Summer Concerts, Lisa Batiashvili - together with other renowned musicians, the concert will be streamed live from the German carmaker's press shop in the context of its international #AudiTogether campaign.

The concert can be viewed on,, Facebook page @Audi.AG an on Twitter @AudiOffical, and using the Audi MediaTV-App via Smart TV.

Afterwards, the concert will be available as a recording on

Munich-based Batiashvili will be accompanied on stage by oboist and conductor François Leleux, cellist Maximilian Hornung, violinist Sarah Christian and solo viola player Jano Lisboa.

The programme - presented by Alexander Mazza, will consist of works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The press shop, where the concert will be held, is where the brand's bodywork components for its vehicles are produced and was also the venue for previously held concerts in 2012 and 2015.

This time, the concert will have a small group of musicians who will sit directly between the huge presses – without a stage and audience, with only the cameras to capture the moment.

Additionally, the brand with the "four rings" is donating 5.0mil euros to support Germany's and the international humanitarian cause against the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

“In times of social distancing, music is the balm for the soul more than ever. To be separated spatially, and at the same time to be united in experiencing a concert of this kind, reinforces the sense of community. I would like to thank the musicians warmly for making this event possible for our employees, customers and Audi fans,” said Audi AG board member for human resources and organisation Dr Sabine Maaßen.

Once the concert ends, the process of disinfection will begin before production restarts.