Kurt Masur Academy

Music is the future! ... has been offering young, talented musicians from Germany and abroad the opportunity to prepare for their future careers within a top orchestra rich in tradition since the 2017/18 season.

Members of the Kurt Masur Academy ©Oliver Killig

Many graduates of our first year have already earned positions in renowned orchestras. The recipe for success: the academy members are intensively involved in the rehearsals and concerts of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. This enables them to get to know the special playing culture and the sound ideal of a top orchestra, to work with international conductors and to establish close relationships with colleagues. At the same time, they study in a practice-oriented manner at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music Dresden.

› Music means everything in my life! You have to believe in its power and learn to feel it, only then does it reveal all its richness. ‹
Kurt Masur

Shaping the future

With the Kurt Masur Academy, the Dresden Philharmonic promotes top international young musicians. In the future, it will be these musicians who give new impetus to the Dresden Philharmonic and other orchestras.

Concert of the Academists
Knowledge transfer - making music together

Daring to innovate

Only change is constant: with the Kurt Masur Academy, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra is opening itself up more than ever to the challenge of carrying its sound ideal and playing culture into the future and giving young musicians the opportunity for their own further development.

Preserving tradition

With its experience, its musical excellence and its deep roots in Dresden's musical tradition, the Dresden Philharmonic accompanies the academy members on their way. Shaping the future on the basis of its own rich tradition and at the same time being open to new ideas - this is essential for the success of the Dresden Philharmonic.

Member of the Kurt Masur Academy in concert with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Actively promote

Kurt Masur Academy - Orchestra Academy of the Dresden Philharmonic e.V.

The non-profit association "Kurt Masur Akademie - Orchesterakademie der Dresdner Philharmonie e.V." was founded to promote top young musicians in the Orchestra Academy. The association is generously supported during a three-year initial phase by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden.
A circle of other committed supporters is gladly opening up to new members.

... join us in creating a platform for understanding and exchange between culture and business. You contribute to personnel and material costs as well as the promotion of outstanding musical and artistic projects. Your financial contribution: from € 10,000.00 per calendar year.

... support an academic financially and accompany him/her as a sponsor with advice and support throughout the entire study programme. Your financial contribution: from € 1,000.00 per calendar year.

... you would like to support the Kurt Masur Academy financially according to your own means. The Kurt Masur Academy sees its cooperation with you above all as a platform for understanding and exchange between culture and society in the broadest sense.

Board of Directors 

Norbert Kiene | Chairman
Klaus Rosenhagen | Deputy Chairman
Günther Naumann | Treasurer
Frauke Roth | Director of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Account details

Recipient: Kurt Masur Akademie e. V.
Name of the bank: Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
IBAN: DE 68 850 50 300 320 0020 538


Kurt Masur Akademie
- Orchesterakademie der Dresdner Philharmonie e. V. -
c/o Dresdner Philharmonie
Schloßstraße 2
01067 Dresden

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