Apply now for summer 2017!

The SummerMusicAcademy Orchestra was founded for young musicians to work together at the highest level on some of the greatest works in music literature. The orchestra’s vision and fundamental idea is to bring people from many different countries and nationalities together, in the hope that this international atmosphere will build bridges between the participants – both musically and personally.


Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major op. 83

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 5 in E minor op. 64


3 flutes (1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 french horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, violins, violas, violoncellos, double basses


The 25th annual will take place from 29th July to 6th August 2017, directly at Hundisburg Castle. The orchestra will arrive on 27th July and depart on 7th August.


Hundisburg Castle lies north of Magdeburg, near Haldensleben in Saxony-Anhalt. First mentioned in 1140, the fortress was rebuilt into a Renaissance castle in the middle of the 16th century and complemented by baroque elements in the 18th century. Hundisburg, with its historically important park, is now one of the most significant and beautiful Baroque castles in Saxony-Anhalt.


It’s free! The SummerMusicAcademy grants each musician a scholarship covering travel costs from your home town as well as room and board. Additionally, each orchestra member receives a 300 Euro stipend for the programme’s duration.

We reimburse travel costs from your home town to Hundisburg and back. If you go by plane or train, please choose economy class. Drivers will get 0,20 € per kilometer but maximum 130,- €. We cannot pay for taxi rides.

You will be accommodated in three/four bedrooms at the »Schlossherberge«, the hostel of Hundisburg Castle.


The orchestra is under the direction of Johannes Klumpp, one of Germany’s most promising con- ductors of the new generation. He has been Musical Director of the SMA orchestra since 2007 and Musical Director of the SMA festival since 2013. He is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen.

From 2009 to 2011 Johannes Klumpp was »1st Kapellmeister« at the »Musiktheater im Revier« in Gelsenkirchen. He has won several prizes like the Special Prize of the »Deutscher Dirigentenpreis« in 2011. During his many concert activities, he has also been frequently invited as a guest conductor to work with various renowned orchestras like Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

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