About us

Founded in 1974, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie belongs to the leading German orchestras and has fostered the organization of new chamber music ensembles. The orchestra is composed of over 100 of the best international musicians, chosen from the 25000 students in the 24 German music conservatories. The orchestra´s high performance standards are insured through rigid auditions. Among the groups formed by the members of this orchestra are: Ensemble Modern, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Ensemble Resonanz as well as the brass ensemble “bach, blech and blues”. The recently formed arirang-Quintett stems from this orchestra and comprises Friedrich Haberstock, flute, Jörg Schneider, Oboe, Steffen Dillner, clarinet, Sebastian Schindler, Horn and Monika Schindler, bassoon. This was decided in 2002 on the orchestra tour to North and South Korea. The ensembles repertoire includes classical, romantic as well as contemporary, including several works given their first performances by that group. 

After a successful debut in the Bochum theatre, the arirang-Quintett was selected by Jeunesses Musicales Germany out of many chamber music ensembles, to represent Germany in the „International Showcase of Young Musicians 2004“ in Croatia. Performances already included: the “Northern Lights Festival” Tromsø, “Semanas Musicales de Frutillar/Chile”, Chamber Music Festival of Styria, the “Vendsyssel Festival” in Denmark, the “Ohrid Summer Festival” in Macedonia and the “Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”, “Bach Fest Leipzig”, “Rheingau Festival”, “Schwetzinger Festspiele”, “Musiksommer Oberstdorf” and “Beethovenfest Bonn”. In 2009 arirang-Quintett will take part in the Festival Aix-en-Provence. In September 2005 the ensemble was invited by the Goethe-Institute for a five-days-tour in Marocco. Invitations by German Embassies has been followed to South America, Pakistan, Yemen, Latvia, Angola and Azerbaijan.

Having been awarded 2nd prize in the „International Chamber Music Competition Schwerin“ in 2004, the arirangQuintett was invited on a concert tour to Vienna, Brünn and Prague (“Prague Spring Festival”). In 2005 the quintet has been awarded 2nd prize in the International Wind Quintet Competition “Henri Tomasi” in Marseille (France) and has been awarded 2nd prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. After successful participation in “German Music Competition” 2007, arirang-Quintett is scolarship-winner of the “Deutscher Musikrat”.