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,

10 Sep 2019,
17:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 17:00
Chamber Music Hall

Carte blanche

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Wednesday,

18 Sep 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Susanna Mälkki conductor

Emmanuel Pahud flute

Juliet Fraser soprano

Works by Olga Neuwirth and Gérard Grisey

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Sunday,

27 Oct 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefan Dohr horn and direction

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Saturday,

09 Nov 2019,
19:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 19:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Cornelius Meister conductor

Vera-Lotte Boecker soprano

Johannes Kammler baritone

Works by Richard Wagner, Friedrich Goldmann, Hans Werner Henze, Ernst Toch and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Sunday,

08 Dec 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Sun, 08 Dec 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Peter Eötvös conductor

Matthew McDonald double bass

Works by Donghoon Shin, Peter Eötvös and Igor Stravinsky

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Wednesday,

18 Dec 2019,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Reinhard Goebel direction

Works by Antonio Vivaldi

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Sunday,

01 Mar 2020,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Ariane Matiakh direction

Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano

Works by Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Fauré and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Tuesday,

26 May 2020,
20:00

Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy

Tue, 26 May 2020, 20:00
Chamber Music Hall

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Zoi Tsokanou conductor

Marlis Petersen soprano

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ernst Krenek, Arnold Schoenberg, Manfred Trojahn and Walter Braunfels

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