Deutsche Bank give Berlin Phil an open chequemain
The bank has renewed its partnership with the orchestra, going back 30 years.
At the beginning, I seem to remember, the bank gave 30 million Deutschmarks to the orchestra.
Now, with the bank feeling less bullish, they have left the number off the press release.
Here’s what both sides are saying:
Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker will continue their successful cooperation. On Friday, at the opening ceremony of the orchestra’s season in Berlin, the two partners announced that their cooperation agreement will be extended for a further five years until 2025. The connection has existed since 1989, with this year marking the 30th anniversary.
Karl von Rohr, President of Deutsche Bank: “Our partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker is unique in the world. No other company has promoted a top orchestra so exclusively over such a long period of time, on all continents. We are proud to continue this cooperation. It symbolizes what we want to achieve for our customers: to be a reliable and first-class partner, both in Germany and internationally.”
Andrea Zietzschmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker: “I am delighted that the partnership between the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Bank has been extended parallel to our new Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko taking up his post. This will create a wonderful continuity enabling us to continue to launch new creative projects and to give broad sections of the population access to classical music. On behalf of the Berliner Philharmoniker, I would like to express my sincere thanks for 30 years of committed and trusting partnership and look forward to our future together.”
Kirill Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker: “The continuation of such a long-lasting partnership is a wonderful sign to all of us. I am looking forward to the many projects that Deutsche Bank’s support will continue to make possible.”