We are looking for new members!

With the beginning of the new academic semester, we start rehearsals for our new programme: we will be performing Maurice Ravel's "Pavane" and his ballett "Ma mère l'oye" as well as Igor Stravinsky's ballet "Firebird". A first rehearsal open for anyone took place on October 10th. However, all those interested in joining our orchestra are still welcome to contact us since we are always looking for new members! Additional information on joining our orchestra can be found here. If you are interested in joining us, please write to Lara.

CD Production Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

For our 10 year anniversary we recorded a CD with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in summer 2016. You can purchase the CD at our concerts or online

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.

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.