Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie

They are between 11 and 20 years old and have already performed at festivals and on major stages such as the Goldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein and the Cologne Philharmonie, at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Young Euro Classic in Berlin. Thanks to their high qualifications and the excellence of their performances the orchestral members of the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie regularly astonish audiences. The intensive work the instructors from the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin regularly perform with the individual sections results in the characteristic and incredibly homogeneous sound of this string ensemble.

The ensemble was founded in East Berlin in 1973 as East Germany’s ‘Rundfunk-Musikschulorchester’ under Helmut Koch. Since 1991 it has been part of the Verband deutscher Musikschulen (Association of German Music Schools) and has been bringing together the most talented string-instrument musicians from music schools across the whole of Germany ever since. Koch was succeeded by further distinguished conductors. Wolfgang Hentich took over the baton from Michael Sanderling in 2013. The orchestra also works with conductors such as Marek Janowski as well as well-known instrumental virtuosos such as Julia Fischer, Suyoen Kim, Daniel Hope, Nils Mönkemeyer and the Jussen brothers Arthur and Lucas.

Tours have taken the DSP all through Germany, but they have also created lasting impressions following their guest performances in neighbouring countries as well as at locations further afield, such as the Baltic states and in Ecuador. In 2020, when Germany will be celebrating 30 years of Reunification, the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie is planning a tour of all 16 German states under the patronage of President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble.

As a place of musical education for young people the top ensemble is a cradle for up-and-coming committed and qualified professional musicians for top orchestras and solo careers. Many former members now play in acclaimed orchestras around the world. The Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie is supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie beim Beethovenfest

11

September

12

Thu

8:00 pm

Serenades, dances and profundities

  • Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie
  • Wolfgang Hentrich Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch, Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Warlock and Dmitri Shostakovich
Stadthalle Troisdorf

15

September

14

Sat

8:00 pm

‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’

  • Julia Dueñas violin
  • Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie
  • Wolfgang Hentrich Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich
Jungholzhalle Meckenheim

19

September

15

Sun

6:00 pm

From Brandenburg to Poland to Russia

  • Christoph Berner piano
  • Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie
  • Wolfgang Hentrich Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Dmitri Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven
Stadttheater Rheinbach