Orchestra Academy - 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.


Upcoming academy concerts

Thursday,

29. Sep 2016
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Thu, 29. Sep 2016 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Hande Küden Violin

Tomoko Takahashi Piano

Marceau Lefèvre Bassoon

Anna Kirichenko Piano

Ori Wissner-Levy Violin

Lilja Steininger Flute

Works by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, César Franck, Roger Boutry, Heinz Holliger, Eugène Ysayë and Theobald Böhm

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Friday,

28. Oct 2016
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Fri, 28. Oct 2016 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sunday,

06. Nov 2016
11:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy | Serie: OA - Orchester-Akademie

Sun, 06. Nov 2016 11:00
Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Kolja Blacher Violin and Direction

Works by Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Monday,

19. Dec 2016
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Mon, 19. Dec 2016 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Friday,

20. Jan 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Fri, 20. Jan 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Wednesday,

25. Jan 2017
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Wed, 25. Jan 2017 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

John Adams Conductor

Timo Andres Piano

Works by Andrew Norman, Timo Andres, Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams

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Wednesday,

15. Feb 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Wed, 15. Feb 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Saturday,

25. Feb 2017
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Sat, 25. Feb 2017 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Ton Koopman Conductor

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert

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Monday,

06. Mar 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Mon, 06. Mar 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Wednesday,

19. Apr 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Wed, 19. Apr 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Thursday,

20. Apr 2017
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Thu, 20. Apr 2017 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Simon Rössler Conductor

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Monday,

08. May 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Mon, 08. May 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sunday,

28. May 2017
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Sun, 28. May 2017 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Works by Henry Purcell, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Felix Mendelssohn

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Friday,

23. Jun 2017
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Orchestra-Academy

Fri, 23. Jun 2017 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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