Prestigious support

The Board of Trustees of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen was founded in 2011. The orchestra is proud and thankful to have such qualified and prominent figures from cultural, economic and media sectors playing a part of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

Jasper Parrott


Founder and Executive Chairman of Harrison Parrott, one of Europe’s leading artist management companies. Jasper Parrott has been The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen’s business partner for many years and has been, in this role, instrumental to the orchestra’s success.

Dr Jürgen Heraeus


Chairman of Heraeus Holding GmbH. One of the most respected entrepreneurs in Germany. Heraeus also serves as Chairman of the German Committee for UNICEF. He became acquainted with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 2008, when the orchestra was presented with the German Founders Award.

Prof. Markus Schächter


As Director General of ZDF from 2002 – 2012, an important collaborative partner of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. Schächter is also President of the Council and Vice President of the Board of Partners of German-French culture channel arte. He has held numerous honorary positions in the cultural field (e.g. Board of Trustees of the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden) and in the social sector (Aktion Mensch, among others).

Ilona Schmiel


Founding chairperson, Artistic Director of the Tonhalle Society Zurich. As Director of the Beethoven Festival Bonn from 2004 to 2013, Ilona Schmiel presented The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen as ›Orchestra in Residence‹ for ten years. Ilona Schmiel has been instrumental in recruiting high-ranking individuals for this board.

Prof. Dr Peter Ruzicka


Director General of the Salzburg Easter Festival, former Manager of the Hamburg State Opera and Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival and of the Munich Biennale. Considered one of the most important contemporary composers, sought-after conductors and successful arts managers of today, Ruzicka brought The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen to the Salzburg Festival in 2004.

Dr phil. Klaus Brandmeyer


Senior Partner of the Brandmeyer brand consulting company in Hamburg. Known as an authority in the trade press, or – as recently described in the magazine Public Marketing – the »Goethe of marketing professionals, « Brandmeyer has held guest and honorary professorships in Potsdam, Vienna, Innsbruck and Berlin. He has served as an adviser to The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.

Gabriele Eick

Frankfurt a.M.

Long-time communications consultant to the EUROPE CULTURAL DAYS of the European Central Bank. Management positions with IBM, A.C. Nielsen Marketing Beratung and Dresdner Bank; Chief Executive Officer of Business and Economic Development Corp. Frankfurt. Founded the management consultancy ›Executive Communications‹ in 2000, with emphasis on marketing and communications. Active on various committees and supervisory boards, including University Council of Goethe University, Frankfurt.