Siemens Arts Program – Music

Recording of the Rehearsals of a Yellow Lounge event at "Alte Münze”, Berlin. Magdalena Hoffmann is playing the harp.

Classical music has featured prominently in our work since the program's inception. At the same time, we are also committed to supporting productions that feature contemporary forms of musical expression. Against this background we initiate dance performances and sound experiments as well as musical productions and classical concerts.


An important aim of our activities is to nurture the next generation of creative talent around the world. We do this through our own competitions for aspiring artists (e.g. Siemens Opera Contest) and by forging links between new talents and established international cultural institutions (Carnegie Hall New York, Opera Garnier Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Salzburg Festival).


Siemens Conductors Scholarship for the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

October 2021: Conductors Competition at Philharmonie Berlin

In collaboration with the Karajan Academy, we are organizing a 3-day-competition at Philharmonie Berlin from October 22-24 of this year. The winner will receive a scholarship as part of the 2-year academy training. This includes assisting the chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker Kirill Petrenko, as well as conducting his or her own portrait concert with the chamber orchestra of the Karajan Academy in the Chamber Music Hall of Philharmonie Berlin.