Academy & Orchestra

The 2004/05 Gewandhaus season saw the founding of the Mendelssohn-Orchesterakademie under the joint auspices of the Gewandhausorchester and the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig. The Orchestra Academy's creation has served to enhance the deep, long-standing bond between Germany's oldest conservatoire and the world's oldest civic orchestra, originally initiated by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy himself.

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