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The Bundesjugendorchester is the national youth orchestra of the Federal Republic of Germany and is based in Bonn. A symphony orchestra for people between 14 and 19 years of age, it is supported by the project company of the Deutscher Musikrat.

The orchestra features young German musicians under the baton of renowned conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Kurt Masur, Gerd Albrecht, Carl St. Clair, Steven Sloane, Eiji Ōue, Kirill Petrenko and Simon Rattle. The musicians qualify for membership by auditioning in front of a jury. During the work phases, the orchestra works under the guidance of private teachers, including members of the Berlin Philharmonic, and the respective conductor. The programme includes classical and romantic orchestral music, contemporary works by composers such as Hans Werner Henze and Karl Amadeus Hartmann as well as world premieres by Peter Ruzicka and Bernd Franke, among others.

Every year, three- to four-week work phases are carried out, followed by a concert tour. Rotating conductors are in charge of the artistic direction. In addition, there are short-term special projects.

Many former members now play in professional orchestras or have become well-known soloists.

On 13 June 2013, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Bundesjugendorchester signed a sponsorship certificate, enabling the youth orchestra to receive extensive support.

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