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To the next level: 20 years of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme

Konzert am Tag der offenen Tür 2022
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

What will cultural education and outreach work look like in the future? Using digital experiments as an opportunity to preserve or even strengthen tradition through transformation?

Today, after 20 years, education is as much a part of the Berliner Philharmoniker as the countless projects associated with it, from interactive concerts to the “Vocal Heroes”, creative workshops, the childcare centre programme “KlangKids” and community and school projects to film formats such as “Close-up”.

Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko is also particularly keen to bring classical music to families: so twice a season, he presents selected works together with the orchestra for young audiences.

Creative encounters are also to be made accessible to people who have not yet attended – or cannot attend – concerts. An example of this is the new “VeloStage”, a mobile concert stage.

Education versus sharing music

More and more often we notice that classical music is primarily experienced by young people today when it is shared on social media – and in digital formats. As this makes it easier than ever to share their enthusiasm for music with others, e.g. via apps, we would like in the future to talk about “Sharing Music”.

Our goal is to create access to classical music through new technologies and at the same time also invite, take along and involve young adults in particular in the planning of initiatives and formats of cultural education.

And there’s more to come!

A pioneering partnership

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme has been made possible by Deutsche Bank since its inception in 2002. The aim of both partners is to make the orchestra's work accessible to a broad public and to generate an interest in music and culture among people of all ages.

Our partner Deutsche Bank


If you would like more information or to register for one of our education offers, then please get in touch:

t +49 (0)30 254 88-353
f +49 (0)30 254 88-390

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If you want to buy tickets for an education event, please contact our box office:

t +49 (0)30 254 88-999
f +49 (0)30 254 88-323

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Katja Frei
director education & outreach

Katharina Maier
programme coordination education

Angelika Meißner-Schmalisch
senior education manager | digital

Laura Müller
education manager

Romy Hink
junior education manager | community

Emilia Durka

Konrad Cordes
voluntary social year

Katrin Schindlbeck