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.