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 2018–20

Christiane and Ernst-Herbert Pfleiderer for Mailis Bonnefous, violin
Ingeborg and Bernd Kahnert for Muhammedjan Sharipov, violin
Karen and Stefan Müller for Jonathan Ponet, viola
Ingeborg and Bernd Kahnert for Rebecca Krieg, violoncello