As part of the Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Young Friends wants to get young adults interested in the Philharmonic life and classical music – with exclusive events, lively discussions and joint excursions.
You can become a member if you’re between 20 and 35 years of age. The membership dues are orientated to the normal annual membership fee of the association, the amount of which is set by the members themselves, at least, however, € 100 (students at least € 50), and is tax-deductible.
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The Young Friends offers special event formats for students and young professionals – innovative, interactive, exclusive. Backstage discussions, workshops and attending dress rehearsals provide unusual insights into the Berlin Philharmonic’s artistic work and the world of classical music. The events are accessible to all members. Guests and non-members are cordially invited to take part in an event on a trial basis – and then decide in favour of membership in the Young Friends.
Selected rehearsal visits
Be there when the Berliner Philharmoniker rehearses with world-famous conductors – for example during the New Year's Eve concert and the end of season concert at the Waldbühne.
Exchange ideas during exclusive conversations with musicians of the orchestra and other top artists and learn more about their experiences and careers.
Debating about music!
Discuss with experts from the music and cultural scene about the central questions of cultural life - informative, controversial and humorous.
Music at the Movies
Watch movies where music plays a key role and discuss them with musicians from the orchestra and / or other experts.
Discover Berlin’s cultural scene on joint tours to other cultural places.
Experience concert highlights of the Berliner Philharmoniker three times a year live at the cinema.
Enjoy chamber music by musicians of the orchestra and other exciting interviews and talks at the three-times-a-year morning concerts.
Chamber music concerts by the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin
Get to know the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin – the ensemble of the Young Friends - during exclusive concerts of chamber music.
Meet up after the events with the members of the Young Friends and network with other fans of classical music.
Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin
Ensemble of the Young Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker
50 young and ambitioned hobby musicians