Deutsche Bank regards education as one of the main sources of growth and progress, as we are convinced that it is the cornerstone of an independent existence. That is why we consider it very important to invest in young people, stimulating talents in all disciplines.
Our exclusive partnership with Het Concertgebouw makes it possible to organise annual education programmes for 30,000 primary and secondary school children. These education programmes introduce pupils from a very early age to the beauty of classical music (www.concertgebouw.nl/educatie).
In 2011, the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award was developed to encourage young talented musicians to achieve international renown. This award is a joint initiative of Deutsche Bank and Het Concertgebouw and will be presented annually for the next five years (www.concertgebouw.nl/nieuws/concertgebouw-prijs-en-young-talent-award-uitgereikt-tijdens-concertgebouw-diner).
As well as a contributor to musical education, Deutsche Bank has been a sponsor of the BizWorld project since 2011, which introduces school children around the age of 11 to the world of business and entrepreneurship. They discover the ins and outs of setting up and running a business. Furthermore, they prepare for a future of financial success based on the 'learning by doing' principle.
Pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen are the winners of the first Concertgebouw Young Talent Award, a joint initiative of Deutsche Bank and Het Concertgebouw. This new young talent award consists of a work of art, a study grant of € 5,000 and an active commitment by Het Concertgebouw to take the laureates to the most important European concert halls, all to underpin the development of their international career.
Fotografie: Marco Borggreve
The partnership between Deutsche Bank and Het Concertgebouw provides a basis for organising education programmes for primary and secondary schools. This way, Deutsche Bank indirectly helps children to experience the magic of music from a very early age.
The children first follow a preparatory programme. This programme is concluded with a visit to Het Concertgebouw, where they actively participate in a joint performance by singing and dancing along, for example.