30 years of partnership – Deutsche Bank and Berliner Philharmoniker

Experiencing music. Enabling talent. Creating something great together. For 30 years, Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker have enjoyed a close partnership. Together, they enable innovative initiatives with the common goal of making classical music accessible to people from all walks of life.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Deutsche Bank's and the Berliner Philharmoniker's exclusive partnership of 30 years is one of a kind in the world. As in every partnership, we share ambitions and passion for our causes. For more than 130 years, the Berliner Philharmoniker has been considered one of the world’s best orchestras, captivating audiences on all continents. Outstanding performance coupled with commitment and innovation are unique attributes that make the Berliner Philharmoniker an ideal partner for Deutsche Bank.

In March 2015, Deutsche Bank and Berliner Philharmoniker had extended their partnership by another five years until 2020. This enables us to continue and further develop our joint projects and work towards our shared mission – overcoming borders and making classical music accessible to a wide audience.

For instance, the bank supported the unique Digital Concert Hall during its early years, making it possible to live stream the concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker in brilliant resolution and tone quality via the Internet.

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme shows how boundaries can be overcome. For the past 17 years, this important initiative has helped children and young people discover classical music.

The creative encounter with music helps them develop their own creativity, overcome personal and cultural boundaries and learn team spirit. The new project "Vokalhelden", vocal heroes, is the new focus of the Education Programme since early 2013. It gives young singers an opportunity to create music together.

Digital Concert Hall


Since the start of the Digital Concert Hall, more than 900,000 classical music lovers have registered to experience outstanding concerts.

There is music in everyone! The Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Experiencing classical music, learning new forms of expression and overcoming barriers – these are the many opportunities offered by the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme. Since the beginning of 2002, more than 50,000 children and young people have participated in numerous projects and discovered their own talents in the creative experience with music, song and dance.

A Trip to the Moon
"A Trip to the Moon" is the title of Andrew Norman's opera for children, which was performed for the first time on June 17 and 18, 2017 in Berlin. It was a fantastic performance opportunity for the young “vocal heroes”!

New focus “singing” – Vokalhelden

Since the fall of 2013, the new choir program creates spaces for young singers to perform in three districts of Berlin – Moabit, Schöneberg and Hellersdorf. “Vokalhelden”, vocal heroes, aims to build up networks of neighbours and partners in the area, based on respect, trust and continuity. With Simon Halsey, the program could win a director with a long history as conductor in “community singing”.

Great interest

More than 50,000 children and young people

have participated in numerous projects since the beginning of the Education Programme.

Any time and any place: The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall

The Digital Concert Hall opens the doors to the Berliner Philharmoniker for music lovers around the globe. Highly sensitive microphones and remote cameras transmit the concerts live via the Internet in excellent sound and high-resolution image quality. More than 500 concerts are currently available in the Digital Concert Hall database.

In January 2009, Berliner Philharmoniker embraced a new way to transmit concerts with its unique Digital Concert Hall. This innovative project – which Deutsche Bank enabled and actively accompanied during its early years – opens the doors of the Philharmonie to music lovers from around the world. Around 50 Berliner Philharmoniker performances per season are transmitted live in the Digital Concert hall. Here music lovers can experience the world famous orchestra and its chief conductor as well as other renowned guests and soloists. The virtual concert hall’s database meanwhile includes more than 500 performances.

The portal also provides extensive background information, much of it for free, such as interviews with musicians and documentaries of projects in the orchestra’s Education Programme. Furthermore the Digital Concert Hall technology has been used to transmit selected Berliner Philharmoniker concerts live to nearly 100 movie theaters in Germany and Europe.

Great response

Around 900,000 users

have registered since the launch of the Digital Concert Hall.

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