The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is one of the top international orchestras, thrilling audiences everywhere with its unique style of music-making. Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi has been its Artistic Director since 2004. The high point of the orchestra’s collaboration with Paavo Järvi to date has been their Beethoven project which has featured prominently in programs over the last six years. Their complete Beethoven symphonies cycle has been highly acclaimed in Paris, Tokyo, Strasbourg, and Warsaw, and particularly at the Salzburg Festival and Beethovenfest Bonn. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi are currently focussing on Robert Schumann’s symphonic output with equal success. Following sensational successes in Tokyo and St. Petersburg, the Schumann cycle was also highly acclaimed in 2012 at the Beethoven Festival Warsaw and the Konzerthaus Vienna. For several years the orchestra has developed close musical friendships with internationally-renowned soloists and conductors. Members of the orchestra have worked closely on joint projects with the Bremen East Comprehensive School, where the orchestra now has its rehearsal rooms. Right from the beginning this unique collaboration has attracted numerous awards, including a “Zukunftsaward” (Future Award) as the “best social innovation” in 2007, and an Echo Klassik award in 2012. The musicians pursue the aim of encouraging individual development through music, in an environment which is often educationally disadvantaged. The State Minister for Culture has designated the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen’s ‘Future Lab’ as a model project. In 2008 the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was awarded the Special Prize of the renowned Deutscher Gründerpreis (German Entrepreneurs’ Award) in recognition of its successful combination of entrepreneurship and culture. In 2009 three of its CD recordings simultaneously won an Echo Klassic award. In 2010 the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen received a Certificate of Special Merit of the German Record Critics’ Award for its overall range of recordings from Bach to Ruzicka, and Paavo Järvi received an Echo Klassik “Conductor of the Year 2010” award for the Beethoven recordings. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is orchestra- in-residence at the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Elbphilharmonie Concerts Hamburg.