Friends and supporters of the Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V.

JUNGE PHILHARMONIE KÖLN (Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra) was founded in 1972.
From the beginning, this orchestra understood itself as a „soloist forge“, and at the end of the joint work, an incomparable concert event usually took place, which enabled many a virtuoso to make the leap to an international career.


The philosophy of the artistic director was and still is to open the world to young musicians, to show them the countries whose music they play: „A musician, for example, can only convincingly play Manuel de Falla's ‚Nights in Spanish Gardens‘ if once he was able to admire her beauty for herself“: This was the credo of today's chief conductor Volker Hartung. And so for more than 40 years the JUNGE PHILHARMONIE KÖLN has traveled in changing formations almost throughout the entire world and was praised by the audience and the press in the highest tones.
For the orchestra’s 40th birthday the association „Friends and supporters of the Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V." was launched. The aim is to ensure the existence of this unique institution for the future, so that young talents can continue to have the chance for an inspirational career start.

Donation and membership declaration to the Friends and Sponsors Association of the Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V.:

membership declaration


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