Berliner Philharmoniker



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Our students receive the best possible preparation for the profession of orchestral musician. Learn more

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Learn from the pros

Former students of the Orchestra Academy can be found everywhere, whether in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Radio France, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Vienna and Munich Philharmonic orchestras – and of course the Berliner Philharmoniker. “Learn from the pros” is the motto of the Academy. Founded 40 years ago by Herbert von Karajan and funded by private donors, highly talented young musicians are taught by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and are prepared for the life of professional orchestral musicians. A commitment that bears abundant fruit: About a quarter of the members of the Berliner Philharmoniker today are former students of the Academy.

Simon Rattle on the Orchestra Academy

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Herbert von Karajan’s idea was appealing: With the Orchestra Academy, an institution was created in which young, well-trained graduates can receive the best possible preparation for the profession of orchestral musician. Both in classes and working together with long-standing and experienced members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the students learn the particular style and the sound ideal of the orchestra. More than just learn it, they internalize it. However, the training goes far beyond that: According to Andreas Wittmann, principal oboe of the Berliner Philharmoniker and head of the Orchestra Academy, the young instrumentalists get a sense of what it means to be a “complete musician”, who not only work intensively on their own development, but also learn to widen their experience and meet the world with a thirst for knowledge and open eyes.

Next Concerts

Sunday

09

November
2014

Kammermusiksaal

11:00

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Orchestra-Academy |

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Duncan Ward Direction

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Valerio Sannicandro and Ludwig van Beethoven

Saturday

29

November
2014

Philharmonie

22:00

Christian Elsner
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Philharmonie »Late Night«

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Christian Elsner Tenor

Hans Zender Schuberts »Winterreise« – eine komponierte Interpretation

Sunday

25

January
2015

Kammermusiksaal

20:00

Christian Tetzlaff
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Chamber Music | Serie: O - Artist in Residence

Christian Tetzlaff Violin

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arnold Schoenberg and Joseph Haydn

Sunday

01

March
2015

Kammermusiksaal

20:00

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Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Klaus Wallendorf Presentation

Tuesday

02

June
2015

Kammermusiksaal

20:00

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Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Raimar Orlovsky Instruction

Ulrich Wolff Instruction

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