Scholarship holders of the Balthasar Neumann Academy have fixed patrons who support their bursary holders for a two-year period by assuming responsibility for their monthly grant.

Patrons’ benefits include:

  • personal contact with Thomas Hengelbrock as part of Academy events
  • invitations to attend special concerts given by the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble and also by Thomas Hengelbrock
  • close personal contact with the bursary holder
  • the chance to organize exclusive concerts with bursary holders in your own home
  • a personal point of contact in the Offices of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble and of the Balthasar Neumann Academy
  • the season’s brochure for the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble and for Thomas Hengelbrock as soon as it appears in print
  • a six-monthly report on the bursary holder’s activities
  • an invitation to attend Academy projects, including visits to Havana and Cuba (The Balthasar Neumann Academy team will assume full responsibility for organizing travel, visas, accommodation and so on.)
  • an official receipt for your annual donation

Patrons of the Scholarship Holders for 2016–18

Christiane and Ernst-Herbert Pfleiderer for Veronica Böhm, violin
Ingeborg and Bernd Kahnert for Maja Backovic, violin
Caroline and Gerhard Wöhrl for Muriel Razavi, violin
Karen and Stefan Müller for Kristina Chalmovska, violin
Sabine and Klaus Engel for Javier Cantillo Laffita, violin