Orchesterakademie (c) Astrid Ackermann

Orchestra Academy

In the year 2000, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks celebrated its 50th anniversary. A joyful reason to look back on an extraordinarily successful artistic past, during which the orchestra was able to develop its own individual sound image under its chief conductors Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík, Sir Colin Davis und Lorin Maazel. At the same time, it was also an occasion to devote some serious thought to the future in the awareness that the tradition of this renowned ensemble must be preserved and its high artistic quality continued – now under Mariss Jansons.

The Bayerischer Rundfunk sought to meet this responsibility by founding its own Academy to foster the education of tomorrow’s orchestral musicians. The Academy has the goal of educating especially talented instrumentalists, who can meet the artistic requirements of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks as well as those of other internationally significant orchestras. The young musicians are given a two-year (post-graduate) training program to prepare them for the high demands of the world’s top orchestras.

The Scholarship Students

 

Yulia Kopylova (c) Astrid Ackermann
Yulia Kopylova (Russia) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015
Theresa Kling (c) Astrid Ackermann
Theresa Kling (Germany) - Viola. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015.
Paula Zarzo (c) Astrid Ackermann
Paula Zarzo (Spain) - Viola. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015
Vera Dickbauer (c) Astrid Ackermann
Vera Dickbauer (Austria) - Cello. Member of the Orchestra Academy since 2015
Daniel Wachsmuth (c) Astrid Ackermann
Daniel Wachsmuth (Germany) - Cello. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015.
Andrea Mairhofer (c) Astrid Ackermann
Andrea Mairhofer (Italy) - Flute. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015
Guilherme Filipe Costa e Sousa (c) Astrid Ackermann
Guilherme Filipe Costa e Sousa (Portugal) - Oboe. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015.
Paulo Ferreira (c) Astrid Ackermann
Paulo Ferreira (Portugal) - Bassoon. Member of the Orchestra Academy since December 2015
Alessandro Viotti (c) Astrid Ackermann
Alessandro Viotti (Switzerland) - Horn. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2016
Markus Czieharz (c) Astrid Ackermann
Markus Czieharz (Germany) - Trumpet. Member of the Orchestra Academy since November 2015
Maximilian Schrag (c) Astrid Ackermann
Maximilian Schrag (Germany) - Trombone. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2015.
Simon Riverin (c) Astrid Ackermann
Simon Riverin (Canada) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2016
Daniel Martinez (c) Astrid Ackermann
Daniel Martinez (Venezuela) - Timpani and Percussion. Member of the Orchestra Academy since December 2016
Amelie Böckheler (c) Astrid Ackermann
Amelie Böckheler (Germany) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2016
Valerie Schatz (c) Astrid Ackermann
Valerie Schatz (Germany) - Double bass. Member of the Orchestra Academy since February 2017
Csilla Pogány (c) Astrid Ackermann
Csilla Pogány (Great Britain) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2016
Domingos Ribeiro (c) Astrid Ackermann
Domingos Ribeiro (Portugal) - Double bass. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2017
Adrian Krämer (c) Astrid Ackermann
Adrian Krämer (Germany) - Clarinet. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2016