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Schloss Belvedere Music Academy

Music academies are seldom. As one of three music academies in Germany, Schloss Belvedere (“Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere”) offers some 120 young students an excellent environment for their musical and academic training. As early as fifth grade, the young musicians receive a highly qualified musical education and, at the same time, are given all the necessary schooling they need to go on to university.

The modern school and academy buildings were financed through Deutsche Bank, which offered in 1995 to cover the entire costs of the new addition to commemorate the music academy’s 125th anniversary and also contributed funds to restore the baroque palace. Deutsche is more than just a powerful financial partner for a one-off project; as a responsible corporate citizenship, the bank seeks a relationship that inspires, is long term and leads to networking opportunities.

A partnership filled with life: Regular exchange and joint projects

To this end, we strive to keep our close relationship with the music academy alive and flourishing through an ongoing dialog and joint projects. One example is the exceptional opera cooperation initiated by the Deutsche Bank Foundation. The academy’s orchestra and children’s choir as well as students from the neighboring Liszt School of Music Weimar and scholars from the Academy Opera Today (“Akademie Musiktheater heute”) – a program launched by the Deutsche Bank Foundation to support young opera singers – teamed to produce Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and perform the piece in the spring of 2008 at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. The successful collaboration among the various cultural institutions, which combined musical training and performance in an ideal way, shows how partners can benefit from Deutsche Bank’s network.

The modern addition of the music academy

The modern addition of the music academy

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Students of the music academy with the Berliner Philharmoniker

This includes the annual visit to the Berliner Philharmoniker – at the invitation of Deutsche Bank. As part of this initiative, the young music students participate in a rehearsal of the world famous orchestra and experience close up its outstanding professionalism, further nurturing their musical development. Since 2011, the Belvedere students have also had a regular opportunity to perform a public “lunch concert” at the Berliner Philharmonie and demonstrate their musical talent. With its engagement, Deutsche Bank aims to inspire aspiring young students and encourage outstanding musical achievement in Germany.

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