Many partners support the National Youth Orchestra for individual projects, tours, or special occasions. The numerous ambitious projects for and with the young musicians would be unthinkable without this assistance.
The German Foreign Ministry and its ambassadors and embassies are particularly generous in their support of the orchestra’s work outside Germany: in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Great Britain, Japan, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Venezuela, and many other countries.
Equally vigorous support is provided by the Goethe Institute (especially its “Musik ll” division) during all of the orchestra’s foreign appearances and tour. The Institute was primarily responsible for the presence of the orchestra during the “German Year in Japan 2005/06”.
Celesio was a generous partner for the London concert in January 2007 honoring the beginning of the German Presidency of the European Union.
The Beethoven Foundation in Bonn not only supports the “SchoolSession!” program of the National Youth Orchestra, but also commissioned a work by the composer Markus Hechtle, which was premiered by the orchestra in April 2007.
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation commissioned a harpsichord concerto by the composer Tobias P.M. Schneid, which was performed with great success in Venezuela and Germany by the National Youth Orchestra and the soloist Alban Gerhardt in the summer of 2006.
Together with the German Music Council ‘s Conductors Forum, the National Youth Orchestra supports young conductors. Recipients of scholarships from this program are given the opportunity to observe the work of the principal conductors and to conduct selected rehearsals and concerts themselves.
The National Youth Orchestra of Germany was honored in 2006 as a place in “The Land of Ideas”. On April 25, 2006, the orchestra’s concert in Essen was officially celebrated as our day in “The Land of Ideas”.