Apart from the intensive one-to-one tuition, playing experience in the chamber music ensemble and the broad-spectrum workshops, the Balthasar Neumann Academy exposes its scholars to a wide variety of orchestra practice. They take part in selected tours and projects of the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and grow acquainted with a wide repertoire spanning all eras and forms – from Baroque masses for small forces to major operatic projects and symphonic works – and perform in the great concert halls and opera houses of Europe. Another important element of the scholarship is participation in the international exchange projects of the Cuban-European Youth Academy. Scholars are included in each orchestra project on Cuba and in Europe. To enhance the education they receive in their own country, they are introduced to a new culture of music and a new way of working. The international projects are designed to teach tolerance, sensitivity and open mindedness.


Orchestra projects 2021 / 2022


November / December 2021

Participation in the opera production “Alcina” in the Palais Garnier (Paris) with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Thomas Hengelbrock

June 2022

Concert “Mozart: Coronation Mass” with Duncan Ward and the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg

July 2022

Transatlantic orchestra project “#Campus22” with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival

September / October 2022

Participation in the opera production “Gluck: Orpheus” in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris) with the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock