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

 

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
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
Adrian Krämer (c) Astrid Ackermann
Adrian Krämer (Germany) - Clarinet. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2016
Akademie Julia Knapp (c) Astrid Ackermann
Julia Knapp (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 Kerttu Aalto-Setälä (c) Astrid Ackermann
Kerttu Aalto-Setälä (Finland) – Flute. 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
Akademie Alexander Weiskopf (c) Astrid Ackermann
Alexander Weiskopf (Germany) – Double bass. 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 Sophia Herbig (c) Astrid Ackermann
Sophia Herbig (Germany) – Violin. Member of the Orchestra Academy since September 2017