Dear Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker,
2020 is a very special year for Deutsche Bank as we are celebrating our 150th anniversary. Since our founding in Berlin in 1870, we have dedicated ourselves to one main idea: to connect worlds, to help people and companies achieve their goals.
Music, too, links people — regardless of their age, cultural roots, or what they deal with in their daily lives. We would like to strengthen this bond together with the Berliner Philharmoniker. This unique partnership between a company and a world-class orchestra has now lasted more than thirty years. And we are very proud that we have been able to extend this collaboration by another five years until 2025.
A living example of our intensive cooperation is the education program. Since 2002, we have been introducing people to classical music, especially those who have not yet come into contact with it. One focus is on making music together, because this is where the unifying power of music is particularly tangible. Around 65,000 children and young people have now embarked on a musical journey of discovery with experts from the Berliner Philharmoniker. And the number is growing steadily.
Promotion of young talent
The promotion of young talent will remain a cornerstone of our partnership. It is also a matter close to the heart of Kirill Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, to spark and develop enthusiasm for music — both among people who would like to become musicians themselves and among those whose enthusiasm is aroused as listeners.
Beyond its partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsche Bank is also committed to promoting art and culture. With the PalaisPopulaire, we opened our own forum devoted to this in Berlin in 2018. Apart from first-class exhibitions, workshops, and a diverse cultural program, the Berliner Philharmoniker will of course also be a guest there, both as musicians and for conversation. We wish all music lovers and friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker sublime concert experiences in the new season!