Deutsche Bank continues sponsorship of the Berliner Philharmoniker

(Photo: Martin Walz/Archiv Berliner Philharmoniker)

BERLIN, 23-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker extend cooperation agreement for a further five years until 2025. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the orchestra’s season in Berlin. Their partnership started in 1989 and this year marks its 30th anniversary.

“Our partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker is unique in the world. No other company has promoted a top orchestra so exclusively over such a long period of time, on all continents. We are proud to continue this cooperation. It symbolizes what we want to achieve for our customers: to be a reliable and first-class partner, both in Germany and internationally” said, Karl von Rohr, Member of the Management Board and President of Deutsche Bank.

“I am delighted that the partnership between the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Bank has been extended parallel to our new Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko taking up his post. This will create a wonderful continuity enabling us to continue to launch new creative projects and to give broad sections of the population access to classical music. On behalf of the Berliner Philharmoniker, I would like to express my sincere thanks for 30 years of committed and trusting partnership and look forward to our future together” comments, Andrea Zietzschmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

“The continuation of such a long-lasting partnership is a wonderful sign to all of us. I am looking forward to the many projects that Deutsche Bank’s support will continue to make possible” adds, Kirill Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

“The partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker fits perfectly into Deutsche Bank’s international portfolio of art, culture, and sports. We are delighted to continue our successful work with this top orchestra over the next five years” said, Thorsten Strauss, Global Head of Art, Culture & Sports at Deutsche Bank.

Today’s season opening concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the partnership. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 24, the Berliner Philharmoniker will play at the Brandenburg Gate. The Deutsche Bank supported open-air concert will gather up to 32,000 visitors to welcome Kirill Petrenko, the orchestra’s new chief conductor.

As part of its sponsorship agreement, Deutsche Bank will continue to accompany the Berliner Philharmoniker on its concert tours in Germany and abroad in the coming years. In 2002, the partners created an education program that brought classical music to more than 50,000 children and young people to date. Established in 2009 and made possible by Deutsche Bank, the Digital Concert Hall broadcasts concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the Internet and now has over one million registered users.

For press information:

Klaus Winker
Deutsche Bank AG
Media Relations

+49 69 910 32249
klaus.winker@db.com

SOURCE: Deutsche Bank AG

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