Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank AG, with Andrea Zietzschmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation | Picture: David Ausserhofer

In 1989, Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker signed the first cooperation agreement. Providing as many people as possible with access to music, awakening enthusiasm, discovering and fostering creative talents and enabling technical innovations – these have been the common goals ever since.  “There is no comparable cooperation between an orchestra and a private company anywhere in the world. We are united by a great enthusiasm for what we do – in our home country as well as in the many activities around the globe.” affirms artistic director Andrea Zietzschmann. ” Future-oriented projects have been realised with Deutsche Bank's support since then, such as the Education Programme and the Digital Concert Hall. “


One of the most important projects of the joint collaboration is the founding of the Education Programme in 2002, with which the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Bank aim to inspire people from all social classes and the most diverse cultural backgrounds for classical music. The various education projects enable participants to discover their own creative potential. The multi-award-winning film Rhythm Is It!, which impressively documents the rehearsals for the first dance project, shows how the rousing power of music can motivate, move and inspire young people. 

Concert breakfast at the PalaisPopulaire | Picture: Frederike van der Straeten


The VeloStage – a gift from Deutsche Bank – travels around Berlin to childcare centres, schools and shared accommodation and enriched the programme of the Long Night of Museums, joint programmes at the Kulturforum and our Open Day, for example. The VeloStage also accompanied the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden.

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s VeloStage


In this format at the PalaisPopulaire Unter der Linden, musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker introduce themselves and their instruments and talk about the works presented, their interpretations and their approach in a relaxed breakfast atmosphere. 

Croissant and coffee on a table, musicians play in the background
Concert breakfast at the PalaisPopulaire as part of the “Werkstatt.Dialog.Musik” concert series | Picture: Frederike van der Straeten


When visual art meets music, it is always an exciting encounter. How does a picture sound, is a colour loud or soft? Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker or the Karajan Academy and art educators at the PalaisPopulaire try all of this out for a particularly young audience aged between 6 and 10.

MusicArt@Palais | Picture: Kai Bienert

Exhibitions in the Green Room

Deutsche Bank regularly organises exhibitions of artists from its collection in the Green Room at the Philharmonie Berlin. Our audience can visit the exhibitions before the concert and during the interval, and visitors without a ticket can also experience a guided tour free of charge.

Exhibition in the Green Room at the Philharmonie Berlin | Picture: Frederike van der Straeten