Dear Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker,
Our partner for 25 years, Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker have been joined together in a close partnership. Together, our maxim is: A Passion to Perform. Whether in music or in business – the combination of skill, enthusiasm and discipline leads to exceptional performance. The Berliner Philharmoniker is considered one of the world’s best orchestras, captivating audiences on all continents. Top quality and a willingness to explore new frontiers are distinguishing attributes that make the Berliner Philharmoniker an ideal partner for Deutsche Bank.
Together, we enable innovative initiatives such as the unique Digital Concert Hall, available to music lovers around the world, allowing classical music fans to experience Berliner Philharmoniker concerts in brilliant resolution and tone quality. Since its start in 2009, more than 320,000 users have registered in the Digital Concert Hall, and the live broadcasts in selected cinemas in Germany and the UK are very popular.
Last year, the Digital Concert Hall was extended by an important project. Under the new initiative EXPLORE CLASSICAL MUSIC! Deutsche Bank provides online access to the Digital Concert Hall to a total of 500 educational institutions, free of charge. Around the world, many thousands of pupils and students can now enjoy a free license for a year for the virtual concert hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker and experience classical music at the highest level. The Digital Concert Hall impressively shows the dynamism and innovation that can result from a good collaboration, to the benefit of both partners and society at large.
The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme, exclusively supported by Deutsche Bank, has been successfully introducing children and young people from all walks of life to classical music for years. The creative encounter with dance and music helps them learn how to develop their own creativity. Last season, the Education Programme celebrated its 10th anniversary in a ceremony at the Philharmonie which involved large numbers of young people, both singers and instrumentalists. The orchestra’s Education Programme clearly shows that the world of classical music is open to everyone and can lead to a fascinating journey of discovery – of music and one’s own talents.
For the new season, we wish the Berliner Philharmoniker under the leadership of Sir Simon Rattle and Martin Hoffmann continued success and all friends of this outstanding orchestra many more unforgettable concert experiences.