Our Friends


With the generous assistance of our donors and friends, the German National Youth Orchestra is able to open new artistic horizons for talented young musicians and prepare them for professional careers in music. This is a huge responsibility. Every year three conductors, 20 teachers, 200 instruments, and more than 5,000 meals are necessary to make these dreams come true.

With a Little Help From Our Friends

The German National Youth Orchestra was an important stage in the musical development of international stars such as Reinhold Friedrich, Sabine Meyer, Christian Tetzlaff, and Tabea Zimmermann. Today, these artists continue to support the orchestra in the Advisory Board of the Friends of the German National Youth Orchestra. You are cordially invited to join them by also becoming a friend of the orchestra!

Becoming a Friend

We appreciate your interest in supporting the German National Youth Orchestra with a donation, no matter how large or small.

Your Options

With your donation, you automatically become a member of the Friends of the German National Youth Orchestra, and your name will be listed (if you wish) in our tour programs. You are also welcome to join us during one of our rehearsal periods – in Schloß Weikersheim or on Lake Blossin, for example – or to visit our offices in Bonn’s “House of Culture”, where we will be happy to show you the projects we are preparing. You will also receive a personal announcement of all our concerts and have the opportunity to reserve tickets.

Donations of More Than 150 Euros

Those donating more than 150 Euros will receive all the benefits listed above. In addition, to express our gratitude we will also keep you informed about our concert tours and future projects. We will send you our latest CD recordings as soon as they are released, and you will have the opportunity to reserve free tickets to all of the orchestra’s concerts.  

Current Donators

Prof. Gerd Albrecht †, Korbinian Altenberger, Claudia Bantlin, Julia Barthruff, Burkart Beilfuss, Prof. Ekkehard Beringer, Nicola Birkhan, Erhard Buntrock, Peter André und Antje Debus, Ilse Eckelmann, Katharina Eitel, Reinhold Feldmann, Dr. Gerhard Felten, Andreas Finke, John und ­Caroline Flüh, Prof. Axel Gerhardt, Anna und Pauline Godelmann, Andreas Goerlich, Annemarie Goerlich, Dr. Cornelius Grossmann, PD Dr. Johannes Grossmann, Dr. Wolf-Dieter und Asta Gruhle, Christina Hady Lazib (geb. Alfonso Ulrich), Klaus und Lily Heiliger, Dr. Hans Ulrich Hennecke, Thomas „Buddy“ Höfs, Dr. ­Alexander Jüngling, KEMIS-Stiftung, Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleinert, Prof. Ulrich Knörzer, Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Kulle, Dieter Läßle, Prof. Reinhard Latzko, Dr. Cornelius Laubscher, Peter Lauer, Barbara und Norbert Loos, Klaudia Metzner, Armin und Isa Müller-Rodewald, Dominik ­Nägele, Margrit ­Nägler, Dirk und Barbara Neidhardt, Miryam Yong-Mi Nothelfer, ­­Raimar Orlovsky, Burkhard und Stefan Piendl, Manuel Rettich, Ute und Albrecht Reustle, Beatrix und Dr. Theobald Rommel, Jan Hendrik Rübel, Pauline Sachse, Michael und Cornelia Sandfort-Nücken, Claudia Sautter, ­Ilse-Maria und Dr. Wolfgang Schlechtinger, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlottmann, Sonja Lena Schmid, Daniel Schmitt, Diemut Schneider-Tetzlaff, Pamela und Philipp Scholz, Joachim Schwarz, Stefan Schweigert, Prof. Nabil Shehata, Prof. Martin Spangenberg, Katrin Spodzieja, Freya Stachetzki, Bärbel Stienen, Katrin Stüble, ­Susanne Tentschert, Dr. Jörg Thierfelder, Georg Friedrich Thoma, Hans Timm, Jutta Freifrau von Falkenhausen, Prof. Lothar von Falkenhausen, Dr. Eckhart von Hahn, Julia von Niswandt, Dr. Claudia Wemker, Prof. Ehrhard Wetz, Sunke und Jörg Wetzstein, Simon Wiedmann, Dorothea Wiesmann, Andreas Winkler, Jonas Winzer, Dr. Reinhard Wulfhorst, Dr. Manfred Zobel

Contact Information for your Donation

To make a donation, simply fill out the Download-Form.

You may also donate by bank transfer directly:

Account Holder: Deutscher Musikrat gProjekt GmbH
IBAN: DE26370501980007525207
Sparkasse Köln Bonn
Payment Reference: Spende BJO


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