What happened so far

The Cuban-European Youth Academy was founded by Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Academy in 2014. Since then, cooperation between the Balthasar Neumann Academy and the relevant cultural institutions in Cuba has been developing progressively.

2023

November

Transatlantic orchestra project in Baden-Baden, Germany
Direction: José Antonio Méndez Padrón and Thomas Hengelbrock

October

Masterclasses at the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana and the Universidad de las Artes in Havana with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra

April

orchestra project in Havana and masterclasses with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and Choir
Soloists of the Balthasar Neumann Choir
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

2022

December

Masterclasses at the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana and at the Universidad de las Artes in Havana with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra

July

Transatlantic orchestra project in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

April

Masterclasses at the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana and at the Universidad de las Artes in Havana with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra

2021

August

Concert tour of the Havana Lyceum Orchestra through Germany with soloist Sarah Willis (horn)
Direction: José Antonio Méndez Padrón

2020

February

Postgraduate study course for Cuban and European students in Havana; masterclasses at the Universidad de las Artes

May

Cancelled: Concerts with the creation „Cuba – a quest“ featuring the Cuban quintet Caribe Nostrum and German actress Johanna Wokalek

January

Project start of the cooperation project „Clasicismo”: intensive course on historical performance practice of the classical period for students of the Orchesterzentrum NRW

2019

October / November

Concert for the 500th anniversary of Havana
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

July

Transatlantic baroque orchestra project in Dortmund
Direction: Enrico Onofri

May

Transatlantic orchestra project in Havana
Direction: José Antonio Mendez Padrón

February

Masterclasses with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and postgraduate study course in Havana

2018

October

Masterclasses in Havana with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and auditions for the postgraduate study course

September

Transatlantic orchestra project at the Ruhrtriennale in Germany
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

April

Fourth week of the postgraduate study course and auditions for the transatlantic orchestra project 2018

February

Third week of the postgraduate study course

2017

December

Second week of the postgraduate study course

September

First week of the postgraduate study course

August

Transatlantic orchestra project at the Rheingau Music Festival and Young Euro Classic in Germany
Direction: Duncan Ward

April

Masterclasses in Havana with teachers from the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, auditions for the postgraduate study course and for the transatlantic orchestra project 2017

March

Auditions in Dortmund for the transatlantic orchestra project 2017

February

Masterclass for composers in Havana
Direction: Simon Wills
Masterclass for French Horn in Havana
Direction: Sarah Willis

January

Masterclasses in Havana with teachers from the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, auditions for the postgraduate study course and for the transatlantic orchestra project 2017

2016

November

Transatlantic orchestra project in Havana
Soloist: Matthias Goerne
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

April

Concert tour in Germany, Cuban quintet “Caribe Nostrum”; school visit and work with the school orchestra of the Droste-Gymnasium in Freiburg

2015

December

Chamber music workshop for Cuban and European students in Havana with teachers from the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and Arabella Steinbacher

August

First transatlantic orchestra project as part of the Rheingau Music Festival
Soloist: Arabella Steinbacher
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

April

Organizational visit to Havana: presentation of donated instruments

March

Auditions in Vienna for the first transatlantic orchestra project 2015

January

Auditions in Frankfurt for the first transatlantic orchestra project 2015

2014

September

Auditions in Havana for the first transatlantic orchestra project 2015

April

Orchestra project in Havana; masterclasses with teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra
Soloist: Monika Leskovar
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock