The Bamberg Symphony - Bavarian State Philharmonic's funding come from the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Bamberg, the District of Upper Franconia and the Bamberg region.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow music-lovers,
From September 2016, the Bamberg Symphony will have a new Principal Conductor, Jakub Hrůša. I’m delighted that we have been able to secure one of the world’s most sought-after up-and-coming stars for the Bavarian State Philharmonic. And by a happy coincidence he is from the Czech Republic − where music has played a key role for centuries, and where the Orchestra also has its roots. 70 years after the Bamberg Symphony was founded by former members of Prague’s German Philharmonic, Jakub Hrůša forges a fresh link back to the of origins of this successful Orchestra.
In an ever more competitive touring market, the Bamberg Symphony has for many years enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as Bavaria’s cultural ambassador to the world. Thanks to its performances in the musical capitals of Germany, Europe and the whole world, the Orchestra is in constant demand. Last season, the Bamberg Symphony filled in two blanks in its »musical world map«, Monaco and Oman. This season, it tours the USA for the ninth time, no less, and visits Japan for the fourteenth. So let me wish the future Principal Conductor every success at the head of this extraordinary Orchestra, and may music-lovers in Bamberg and the whole world enjoy many wonderful concerts with the Bamberg Symphony!
Dr. Ludwig Spaenle
Bavarian State Minister for Schools and Higher Education, Science and the Arts