Many Thanks to All of Our Sponsors!


Without the support of our numerous friends and sponsors, the many ambitious projects and tours of the German National Youth Orchestra would be impossible.

Principle Sponsors

The German National Youth Orchestra is primarily funded by the German Federal Ministry for Women, Families, Youth, and the Elderly.

Important sponsors are DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale and Stiftung Bundesjugendorchester as well as the Mercedes-Benz Group.

Since 2010, the German Collecting Society for Performing Rights (GVL) has provided significant financial assistance for the orchestra’s activities.

The City of Bonn, where the orchestra has its home, has supported the orchestra since 2012.

The German Orchestra Union unisono and the German Orchestra Foundation provide continuing financial aid to the orchestra.

Project Partners

Our project partners provide financial and moral support for individual projects.

Expenses for foreign tours and prestigious guest appearances are provided by the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German embassies in the countries involved, and by the Goethe Institute.

The German National Youth Orchestra is a member of Jeunesses Musicales Germany and received that organization’s “Würth Prize” in 2011. As part of the Schloss Weikersheim “Young Opera” program, the young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany gain valuable insights into the world of opera performance.

MusXchange is a transnational mobility programme for a new generation of European musicians by the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras. It is financed by the EU Creative Europe Programme.

Media Partners

For many years, Channel 3 of the West German Radio (WDR) has been a sponsor and media partner of the German National Youth Orchestra. WDR3 actively supports the orchestra with news reports, interviews, live and recorded broadcasts, as well as studio recordings.

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcasting service, accompanies the German National Youth Orchestra on foreign tours, providing coverage on radio, television, and the Internet, and participating in cooperative projects.

Live recordings by the Radio Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Bavarian Radio (BR), Southwest German Radio (SWR), and North German Radio (NDR) bring the orchestra’s concerts to a larger audience, and also help the young players overcome any “microphone fever” they might have.



You are cordially invited to help us and become a friend of the orchestra!

You may donate by our Fundraisingbox or by bank transfer:
Deutscher Musikrat gGmbH
IBAN: DE26 3705 0198 0007 5252 07
Bank: Sparkasse Köln/Bonn
Payment Reference: Spende BJO

For larger amounts, please contact our Foundation:
Stiftung Bundesjugendorchester, Mrs Jutta von Falkenhausen
Kurfürstendamm 61, 10707 Berlin, Phone: +49 (0)30 88714470

Berlin Philharmoniker Bundesministerium Wdr3 Daimler DOV GVL Freude.