A truly extraordinary orchestra in an extraordinary city.
In September 2016, Jakub Hrůša succeeded Jonathan Nott as Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.
»The Bamberg Symphony is an exceptional orchestra. You can't help but admire it and love it.« (Herbert Blomstedt)
»I have a bond with the Bamberg Symphony based on decades of friendship. Every one of our concerts fills me with fresh gratitude.« (Christoph Eschenbach)
Since 1993 the Joseph Keilberth auditorium has been the home of the Bamberg Symphony.
Marcus Rudolf Axt has been Chief Executive of the Bamberg Symphony since the season 2013/2014.
The chorus oft he Bamberg Symphony has been founded in 1983 by Rolf Beck. It comprises singers from all regions of Southern Germany.
Dr. Ludwig Spaenle – Bavarian State Minister for Schools and Higher Education, Science and the Arts
The Joseph Keilberth auditoriuml in Bamberg's concert hall can boast its perfect acoustics.
»extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.«
A mirror of European history and a centre of art, Bamberg is a City of Culture with a rich architectural legacy.
extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.
The Bamberg Symphony is rightly considered the German touring orchestra and feels at home in all the major concert venues worldwide. Their true home, however, is the Bamberg Concert Hall – Bavaria's best auditorium.
Lisa Batiashvili is our Portrait Artist in 2016/2017. With her natural appearance and lively sensibility, the clarity of both her music-making and her views, she has something almost Apollonian about her: harmonious, poised, tempered.
In this »Season of Supreme Violins«, Bamberg’s concert-goers will get a rare chance to enjoy violinists playing no fewer than eight different instruments from the workshops of Stradivari, Guarneri and Guadagnini.
Christian Schmitt, one of the most captivating organists of his generation, has been curating our organ series since the season 2014/15.
Contemporary music as an »encore«: Since the season 2014/15, the Bamberg Symphony has been playing the world premieres of encores that have been commissioned by the Orchestra.
The Joseph Keilberth auditorium with its 1,400 seats boasts marvelous acoustics. It is rightly considered Bavaria's best concert hall.
Joseph Keilberth was the first Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony. Our Orchestra Academy is named after him.
On guided tours behind the scenes children can experience the special atmosphere at rehearsals of the Bamberg Symphony.
Since 2003 the Bamberg Symphony has held the honorary title of »Bavarian State Philharmonic«. They are Bavarias cultural ambassador to the world.
Since 1982 the »Friends of the Bamberg Symphony« have been supporting the work of the Orchestra and have accompanied the musicians on various tours abroad.
As a supporter of the Bamberg Symphony you will enjoy close contact with »your Orchestra« and your contribution will help us to achieve our ambitious artistic aims.
Music appeals to all senses, listening to it is a multi-media experience. In this respect, an orchestra is an ideal object for the press, radio and tv. We are happy to cooperate with our media partners as well as with our professional service providers.
»The Baton«, the documentary of the Bamberg Symphony Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, has been reviewed as »one of the most original movies about classical music in a long time« by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The Bamberg Symphony's collaboration with Bavarian Radio dates back to the 1950s; today they still enjoy a close partnership, the source of countless concert relays, studio recordings and co-productions for LP and CD.
extraordinary city.extraordinary orchestra.