Karajan Academy - Learn from the pros

Former students of the Karajan 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 Karajan 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 Karajan 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

Tuesday,

18 Sep 2018,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Friday,

12 Oct 2018,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Saturday,

03 Nov 2018,
19:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 19:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

Works by Bohuslav Martinů, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Monday,

05 Nov 2018,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Sunday,

16 Dec 2018,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sun, 16 Dec 2018, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Raphael Alpermann conductor

Vocalconsort Berlin

Carolin Widmann violin and direction

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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Monday,

17 Dec 2018,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Mon, 17 Dec 2018, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Thursday,

10 Jan 2019,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

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Sunday,

20 Jan 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sun, 20 Jan 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Gregor Mayrhofer conductor

Sophie Klußmann soprano

Works by Luigi Dallapiccola, Claudio Ambrosini, Stefano Gervasoni, Sir George Benjamin, Gregor Mayrhofer and Franz Schreker

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Friday,

22 Feb 2019,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Sunday,

03 Mar 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Ton Koopman conductor

Mathieu Dufour flute

Marion Ravot harp

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Joseph Haydn

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Tuesday,

19 Mar 2019,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Thursday,

02 May 2019,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Thu, 02 May 2019, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Sunday,

12 May 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sun, 12 May 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefan Dohr french horn

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Sunday,

09 Jun 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy | Serie: KA

Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor

Sunwook Kim piano

Works by Robert Schumann, Unsuk Chin, Maurice Ravel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Tuesday,

11 Jun 2019,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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