The two-year scholarship programme of the Balthasar Neumann Academy accompanies exceptional music students on their way into life as working musicians.
They receive financial support and training in the use of their instruments and are given a grounding in historical performance practice and in chamber and orchestral playing. The Academy plans individual workshops (on such themes as musicians’ rights, concert presentation, programme planning) for the recipients of scholarships, and these “scholars” also attend master classes to perfect their instrumental technique and expression. Selected tours and operatic projects of the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble enable scholars to broaden and deepen their orchestral experience.
Bariton Matthias Goerne, teaching the scholarship students of the Balthasar Neumann Academy
“The most important thing for the professional future of young musicians is a careful and comprehensive training. Contact with international artists motivates the musicians and helps them to formulate new goals.“