Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie brings togetherexcellent young musicians from German-language musicacademies, selected through auditions, and forms theminto a musically demanding ensemble. In addition to thesymphonic repertoire there are focuses on contemporaryand early music. The orchestra members, aged 18 to28, meet several times a year for concentrated periodsof rehearsal, followed by international concert toursand guest appearances. With its own biennial festivalFREISPIEL, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie has alsomade its mark on cultural life in Frankfurt, offering crossgenreand experimental event formats.The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie works regularly withinternationally renowned artists. Since 2014, JonathanNott has been its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.He follows Lothar Zagrosek who moulded the orchestraas Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor from1995 to 2014.The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie enjoys specialpartnerships with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,and the Berlin Philharmonic. From the 2015-2016 seasonon, the Bamberg Symphony acts as mentor to the JungeDeutsche Philharmonie, with leading Orchestra memberscoaching their young colleagues in a yearly rehearsalworkshop, followed by concerts in Bamberg. In addition,each year the Berlin Philharmonic invites the orchestrato the Philharmonie in Berlin, where its concerts arebroadcast live via the Berlin Philharmonic’s DigitalConcert Hall.In 1974, when they had just grown out of the GermanFederal Youth Orchestra, a group of young musiciansfounded a follow-on orchestra: the Federal Students’Orchestra – Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Today,former members of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonieplay in the leading orchestras and hold chairs at musicacademies. Another lasting influence is exerted throughthe other ensembles which grew out of the orchestra,for example the Ensemble Modern and DeutscheKammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Ensemble Resonanzor the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.