Commit­ment for the future

Future Lab and Academy

Over ten years ago, the world-class orchestra moved into the premises of the Bremen East Comprehensive School (›Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost‹ or GSO) and what began as an experiment has since become a successful model for many similar schemes stretching far beyond the borders of its German home. In 2007, the school, located in a socially challenged neighbourhood, not only became home to a concert hall with outstanding acoustics, but also to the multiple award-winning Future Lab, with which The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen sets completely new standards in music education.

The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen is equally committed to promoting young talent with its Academy. On a two-year training programme, young, talented instrumentalists are given the grounding they need to master the artistic and many strategic challenges of being a professional musician in the 21st century.  The academy members benefit from the skills and expertise of a world-class orchestra and a qualified team of external experts.

Laudation at the awarding of the Würth Prize of Jeunesse Musicales Germany 2014

»Through its outstan­ding commu­nity and youth projects in the ›Future Lab‹ initia­tive, the orchestra acts as a cata­lyst for processes of social change. Like this, the Kammer­phil­har­monie under­s­cores the topi­ca­lity and rele­vance of orche­s­tras in the heart of modern-day society.«