Orchester-Akademie e.V.

Herbert von Karajan had the idea of a programme within the orchestra, to take responsibility for training highly qualified new musicians for the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1972 the Orchester-Akademie was founded as an institution whose aim would be to equip extraordinarily talented young musicians to meet the requirements of the Berlin Philharmonic and other leading international orchestras. Tutored by members of the orchestra, they acquire unique skills and experience.

Karajan’s idea became reality thanks to the initiative of a small circle of culturally minded members of the business community, patrons who over the years have continued their enthusiastic support for this institution, assuming responsibility for the greater part of the Academy’s financial requirements.

40 years of the Orchestra Academy


Andreas Wittmann
Kristiane Lüpkes, Assistant

Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker e.V.
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin

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