Philharmonie Luxembourg
(c) Wade Zimmermann

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Orchestra Academy is celebrating its 50th anniversary, commemorating a pioneering idea from Herbert von Karajan’s rich legacy which led to the creation of similar academies around the world. Among the guests participating in the Berlin event is also one musician from the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, which is quite young. But one year after the establishment of this Academy, it is fully justified to state that the Academy, which welcomed its first members in September 2021, is a real success.

During the past season, the seven Academy members had opportunities to perform in concerts, recordings and tours, benefitting from the know-how of some of the world’s leading conductors. They were also introduced to patrons in an intimate setting and gave concerts in the Salle de Musique de Chambre. The Academy members also enjoy workshops led by experts, covering a range of topics from instrument building to dealing with stress and questions of musicians’ health.

Comprehensive information on the Academy can be found at the website There one also can find an application to become a supporting member – a good way of supporting the future work of the Academy, which is honored to announce the patronage of the Luxembourgish award-winning chef Léa Linster for its 2022/23 season.

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