Those young musicians are being trained in the Orchestra Academy at the Munich Philharmonic.
The scholarship holders have regular classes in the Alexander technique in order to prevent for example physical ailments and to expand tonal possibilities.
Many alumni of the Orchestra Academy of the Munich Philharmonic have found employment with prominent orchestras.
"Friends and Patrons"
The "Society of Friends and Patrons of the Munich Philharmonic" has been financing the Orchestra Academy since 1997. Young musicians receive monthly scholarships in the Orchestra Academy. For two years, they intensify their training and are taught by orchestra members. Participating in rehearsals and concerts gives the young musicians valuable practical experience, supplemented by classes in the Alexander technique. In 2009, the Orchestra Academy received the sponsorship award of the Hauck & Aufhäuser Cultural Foundation.