| Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
General Manager: Mr. Christian Fausch
Schwedlerstrasse 2-4, D-60314 Frankfurt/Main 1
tel +49-69-9434 30 50, fax +49-69-9434 30 30
Since its foundation in 1974 the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie has been one of the most interesting and sought-after ensembles on the German orchestral scene. A sense of joint responsibility, alternating conductors, free choice of soloists and individual choice of Programmes have made this democratically organized national student orchestra what it is. Made up of the most gifted students from all the conservatoires of Germany, the orchestra meets three times a year for intensive rehearsal. Under the direction of renowned conductors it develops concert Programmes in which contemporary music is as indispensable as the Classical-Romantic orchestra repertoire.
The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie is a regular guest at the Berlin Philharmonic, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Musikhalle in Hamburg and the Prince Regent’s Theatre in Munich as well as national and international festivals.
The conductors, composers and soloists who have worked with the orchestra include Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Witold Lutoslawski, Ingo Metzmacher, Heinz Holliger, Peter Eötvös, Gary Bertini, Seiji Ozawa, Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim, Tabea Zimmermann, Christian Tetzlaff and Sabine Meyer.
Lothar Zagrosek has been the Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Adviser to the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie since May 1995.
The ensemble has won numerous awards including first prize at the Herbert von Karajan Competition, the German Gramophone Record Prize for Artist of the Year, the German Critics' Prize, the Grand Prix Année Européenne de la Musique and the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Bursary.
The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie is supported by the city of Frankfurt and the BKM ("Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien"). Nevertheless the orchestra's ambitious projects could not be realized without the cooperation of organizers, festival committees, sponsors and private patrons.
The orchestra’s projects are supported by the Deutsche Ensemble Akademie, the GVL collecting society, the High School of the Arts in Berlin, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Pegasus Cultural Programme by ExxonMobil, the Allianz Culture Foundation, Commerzbank A.G., the Siemens Cultural Programme, the German Music Council, the German Foreign Office and the Friends of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.