Our scholarship recipients have permanent sponsors who support them over a period of two years with a financial scholarship. The sponsors have close contact with their recipient, with Thomas Hengelbrock, and with the Academy team. They receive invitations to special concerts as well as the possibility to organize house concerts with the scholarship recipients.

The sponsors of our scholarship recipients are:

  • Ingeborg and Bernd Kahnert (Poolhaus-Blankenese Stiftung)
  • Karen and Stefan Müller
  • Christiane and Lutz Peters
  • Christiane und Ernst-Herbert Pfleiderer (Ernst-Herbert und Christiane Pfleiderer Stiftung)

An additional special scholarship was awarded to cellist Iris Guémy at the suggestion of the Académie de Berlin and provided by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.



Numerous private individuals and foundations support the work of the Balthasar Neumann Academy: by donating and providing resources
and contacts. Our sponsors receive, in addition to the season flyer, a regular newsletter about the activities of the Academy, as well as invitations to exclusive Academy concerts and concerts by the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles. We thank the Gerhard Wöhrl Family Foundation, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., the Académie de Berlin and the Martha Kempter Foundation for their support of the Academy.



The Cuban-European Youth Academy is an innovative exchange and training programme for young musicians from Cuba and Europe. It receives no institutional funding; all projects are financed by project partners and foundations. The Federal Foreign Office has been a valuable partner of the CuE since 2014. Cooperation with partner institutions in Cuba has been built up step by step since the CuE was founded: The most important local partner institutions include the Lyceum Mozartiano de la Habana and the Instituto Superior de Arte.

We are particularly pleased about the generous support of the colla-parte Foundation and the Hanns Seidel Foundation for the continuation of regular courses in Cuba. With a travel grant from the Goethe Institute, a tour through Germany with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra could take place most recently in summer 2021.

Should you also love music and want to support young people in their education, we cordially invite you to contact us.