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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Selected photos from the history of the Orchestra Academy

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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: Almost one-third of the members of the Berliner Philharmoniker today are former students of the Academy.

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 Peter Riegelbauer, double-bass player 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.

The Orchestra Academy in the Digital Concert Hall

Visit the Digital Concert Hall and watch free of charge the film by Daniel Finkernagel and Alexander Lück A License to Play – The Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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Concerts

Monday

15

February
2016

Chamber Music Hall

18:00

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Chamber Music

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Stipendiaten der Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Karolina Errera Viola, Manon Gillardot Cello, Mathis Stier Bassoon, Lilja Steininger Flute

Marco Sanna Piano

Works by César Franck, Carl Philipp Emanuel C. P. E. Bach and Franz Schubert

Sunday

28

February
2016

Chamber Music Hall

20:00

Academy II: Baroque Dresden
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Orchestra-Academy | Serie: OA

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Reinhard Goebel Direction

Works by Jean-Féry Rebel, Johann David Heinichen, Johann Caspar Seyfert, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Christoph Schmidt

Thursday

07

April
2016

Chamber Music Hall

18:00

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Chamber Music

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Stipendiaten der Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Thursday

26

May
2016

Chamber Music Hall

18:00

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Chamber Music

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Stipendiaten der Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Monday

13

June
2016

Chamber Music Hall

18:00

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Chamber Music

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Stipendiaten der Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

Monday

20

June
2016

Chamber Music Hall

20:00

Orchstra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Susanna Mälkki, Fanny Ardant, Bruno Delepelaire
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Orchestra-Academy | Serie: OA

Orchstra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Susanna Mälkki Direction and Instruction

Fanny Ardant Speaker

Bruno Delepelaire Cello

Works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and Michael Jarrell

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