We are very honored and pleased that the Inter­na­tion­al Kurt-Mas­ur-Insti­tut to sup­port the Dresdner Phil­har­mo­ic in his work. The Dresden Phil­har­mon­ic were able to win her hon­or­ary and former chief con­duct­or Kurt Mas­ur to revive the orches­tra academy of under his name. Until his death, Kurt Mas­ur and the Dresden Phil­har­mon­ic affil­i­ated a long-stand­ing friend­ship and music­al col­lab­or­a­tion. As an assist­ant to Heinz Bongartz he star­ted an intens­ive exchange with the orches­tra. From 1967–1972 he decis­ively char­ac­ter­ized the orches­tra as its prin­cip­al conductor.

With the Kurt Mas­ur Academy, the Dresden Phil­har­mon­ic pro­motes top inter­na­tion­al young tal­ent. In the future, it will be pre­cisely these musi­cians who will give the Dresden Phil­har­mon­ic and oth­er orches­tras new impetus.

With its exper­i­ence, music­al excel­lence and deep roots in Dresden’s music­al tra­di­tion, the Dresden Phil­har­mon­ic accom­pan­ies the aca­dem­ics on their way. Shap­ing the future by vir­tue of one’s own rich tra­di­tion and at the same time open­ing up to new ideas — this is essen­tial for the suc­cess of the Dresden Philharmonic.

Kurt Mas­ur Academy of the Dresden Philharmonic