Our partner

Deutsche Bank

Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Bank AG

Dear Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker,

Is there a better, more beautiful bridge between people than music? Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker are convinced that music creates links that transcend cultural, linguistic, and social borders. For this reason, we have worked together for nearly three decades in a close and lively partnership. There is no other comparable cooperation between an orchestra and a company worldwide. For Deutsche Bank, this collaboration is a matter very close to our heart.

We enable, to promote young talent

Together with the Berliner Philharmoniker, we enable many people to experience classical music, promote young talent, and are involved in innovative musical projects. Outstanding performance, coupled with great commitment and visible enthusiasm characterize the work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. These qualities and this aspiration are also what brought Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker together in 1989, and they continue to form a reliable basis for their cooperation up to the present day. In addition to a striving for excellence and continuity, our partnership stands for internationalism and global presence. Like Deutsche Bank, the Berliner Philharmoniker is active in many parts of the world. And we are delighted to be able to accompany the orchestra on its journeys. Whether in London, Lucerne, or Bangkok — our international customers greatly appreciate experiencing the ensemble live. The orchestra not only offers a first-class concert program, but also educational workshops for children and youth. With the musicians, the young participants embark on a musical voyage of discovery. They develop their own creative talents and abilities and experience the richness of classical music, song, and dance.

Confidence and team spirit

Deutsche Bank has enabled the Berliner Philharmoniker’s educational program since its beginning in 2002. To this day, it has an exemplary function for many cultural education projects geared to children and youth. The Vocal Heroes in Berlin also experience that making music is fun, that it promotes confidence and team spirit. This recent educational initiative gets children and young people interested in singing in choirs. After the Vocal Heroes children’s choir quickly became popular, a youth choir was recently founded. Now both pupils and adolescents rehearse together, and young refugees can find a new home together in musical work. We are looking forward to an exciting new season, during which we can experience the designated new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, yet do not have to do without Sir Simon Rattle.

We wish the Berliner Philharmoniker and its general manager Andrea Zietzschmann great success in the new season and all music lovers sublime concert experiences.

Christian Sewing