Blog on our China Tour 2017

From August 31st until September 10th 2017, we went on our second concert tour through China. We had a great time together with our amazing soloist Liv Migdal, played in impressive concert halls and got a lot of new impressions through our contact with Chinese culture.

Thank you very much to all of you who made this tour possible through your donations!

During our trip, we posted a few pictures on a travel blog. The website can still be accessed by anyone interested in sharing our experiences from a fascinating journey.

Our next concert

The next concert of the Akademische Philharmonie Heidelberg will take place on Friday January 19th 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Stadthalle Heidelberg. We will be performing the following program:

Edward Elgar - In the South (Alassio)
André Jolivet - Flute Concerto
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1

Soloist: Lilja Steininger


The first rehearsal for this program will take place on October 18th 2017. Everyone who is interested in joining us are invited to come to this rehearsal and try it out. We are particularly looking for oboes, clarinets, trombones and strings. Find out more about participation in our orchestra under the section "Join us!"

About us

We, the Akademische Philharmonie Heidelberg, are a large symphonic orchestra consisting mainly of students from the Heidelberg/Mannheim region. In 2006, the orchestra emerged from the Collegium musicum of Heidelberg University. It was first conducted by Peter Shannon and then,  until 2009, by Wolfgang Seeliger, who firmly established the Akademische Philharmonie within the musical life of Heidelberg.