Gruppenbild Akademie (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 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 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 age limit at the time of admission is 26 years.

The Scholarship Students

 

Akademie Sophia Herbig (c) Astrid Ackermann
Sophia Herbig (Germany) – Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Akademie Taeksun Hwang (c) Astrid Ackermann
Taeksun Hwang (South Korea) – Viola. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Akademie Julia Knapp (c) Astrid Ackermann
Julia Knapp (Germany) – Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Akademie Teodor Rusu (c) Astrid Ackermann
Teodor Rusu (Romania) – Cello. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Akademie Moritz Weigert (c) Astrid Ackermann
Moritz Weigert (Germany) – Cello. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Andrés-Otín-Montaner-(c)-Astrid-Ackermann
Andrés Otín Montaner (Spain) - Oboe. Member of the Orchestra Academy since June 2017
Philip-Pineda-Resch-(c)-Astrid-Ackermann
Philip Pineda Resch (Germany) - Trombone. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017
Urška Kurbos (Slowenien) - Trompete. Mitglied der Orchesterakademie seit 01. Januar 2018
Urška Kurbos (Slowenia) - Trumpet. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2018
Jesús Villa Ordóñez (Spanien) - Fagott. Mitglied der Orchesterakademie seit 01. Januar 2018
Jesús Villa Ordóñez (Spain) - Bassoon. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2018
Sulamith Seidenberg (Deutschland) - Horn. Mitglied der Orchesterakademie seit 01. Januar 2018
Sulamith Seidenberg (Germany) - Horn. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2018
Jonathan Groß (c) Astrid Ackermann
Jonathan Groß (Germany) - Clarinet. Member of the Orchestra Academy since June 2018
Sören Bindemann (c) Astrid Ackermann
Sören Bindemann (Germany) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2018
Laura Bortolotto (c) Astrid Ackermann
Laura Bortolotto (Italy) - Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2018
Felix Kolb (c) Astrid Ackermann
Felix Kolb (Germany) - Timpani/Percussion. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2018
Riccardo Cellacchi (c) Astrid Ackermann
Riccardo Cellacchi (Italien) - Flute. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2019
Andreu Sanjuan Albado (c) Astrid Ackermann
Andreu Sanjuan Albado (Spain) - Double-Bass. Member of the Orchestra Academy since January 2019
Blai Gumí Roca (c) Astrid Ackermann
Blai Gumí Roca (Spain) - Double-Bass. Member of the Orchestra Academy since March 2019
Héctor Cámara Ruiz (c) Astrid Ackermann
Héctor Cámara Ruiz (Spanien) - Viola. Member of the Orchestra Academy since April 2019