Paul Hindemith Orchestra Academy 


Paul-Hindemith-Orchesterakademie 2023/24
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Nurturing future generations of orchestral musicians was so important to members of the Frankfurter Opern -und Museumsorchester that they founded an Orchestra Academy, named after Paul Hindemith, a concert master of the orchestra from 1915-1923, in 2015/16.

Highly talented musicians, who have graduated, can strive for an even higher level of performance to help them prepare for a career in music. The Paul Hindemith Academy allows them to gain experience of the day to day existance of orchestral musicians. They also receive individual tuition, play chamber music and, a very important thing, learn how to prepare to be able to perform at their best in audition and in competition – under the watchful eye of Karin Boerries, a concert master here for many years and a trained mental coach. Successful candidates receive €1100 a month, for 24 months (tuba and harp 12 months). They can also attend operas and go to our symphony concerts.

Current Members of the Academy

Marina Hatae violin
Laura-Delia Knecht violin, until March 31
Theresa Schönberger violin, from April 1
Patrizia Batik viola
Mufei Feng cello
Riverton Vilela Alves double bass

Yeyung Lim flute
Bryn Mir Williams oboe
Madeleine Gilet clarinet

Diana Fadinger trumpet
Franziska Pollmann trombone
Thomas Förster tuba

Juliette Redouté harp

Click here for information about vacancies in the Paul-Hindemith-Orchesterakademie.

With generous support from the