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Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg

All concerts in the 2023/24 season

The Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg is the largest musical ensemble of the greater Nuremberg region and the second-biggest orchestra for operas and concerts in Bavaria. Since the start of the 2023/24 season Roland Böer has headed the orchestra in his capacity as General Music Director of the Staatstheater Nürnberg. The following conductors have held the post of GMD over recent decades: Hans Gierster, Christian Thielemann, Eberhard Kloke, Philippe Auguin, Christof Prick, Marcus Bosch and Joana Mallwitz.

Alongside the 150 opera and ballet performances that it gives annually the orchestra also presents its own series of philharmonic concerts in the Meistersingerhalle and pursues a number of stand-alone projects that include eight chamber concerts initiated by the Freunde der Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg Association and organised by the orchestra members themselves. Since 1999 the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg has collaborated with the Nuremberg Department of Culture to host the Klassik Open Air festival, now Europe’s largest festival of classical music. With its children’s and youth concerts the orchestra is also inspiring a new generation of young concertgoers.

The history of the orchestra can be traced back to a 1377 document attesting the existence of the Imperial City’s municipal music ensemble. The modern Staatsphilharmonie started life as the “Nürnberger Philharmoniker” in 1922. In 2012 the orchestra assumed its expanded form as the “Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg”, with the Orchesterakademie added in the same year. To coincide with the ensemble’s centenary in 2022 the Staatstheater responded to an initiative of Joana Mallwitz and founded its own youth orchestra, the “Junge Staatsphilharmonie”.

Concerts and works of opera performed by the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg are regularly broadcast by BR-Klassik and Deutschlandradio Kultur.

The General Music Director


The Orchestra

Our Musicians

Orchestra direction

Ellen Deger
Tel.: 0911-66069-5412

Yves Fukamori
Tel.: 0911-66069-5209

Karoline Wlochowitz
Tel.: 0911-66069-3797

Alisa Weinlich
Tel.: 0911-66069-3507

E-Mail: staatsphilharmonie(a)

Benedikt Fassbender

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