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Siemens Arts Program - Music

“It's like a dream”


İlkin Alpay, winner of the 2016 Siemens Opera Contest in Istanbul, performs at Carnegie Hall in New York. With the Siemens Opera Contest the company offers young talents the chance to enter the opera world in cooperation with the Siemens culture-partners, such as Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian State Opera, the National Opéra Paris and Carnegie Hall.

Music - promoting excellence


Classical music has featured prominently in our work since the program's inception. At the same time, we are also committed to supporting productions that feature contemporary forms of musical expression. Against this background we initiate dance performances and sound experiments as well as musical productions and classical concerts.


An important aim of our activities is to nurture the next generation of creative talent around the world. We do this through our own competitions for aspiring artists (e.g. Siemens Opera Contest) and by forging links between new talents and established international cultural institutions (Carnegie Hall New York, Opera Garnier Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Salzburg Festival).


3D sound for the classical music of tomorrow

Siemens Arts Program publishes cello works by Tchaikovsky and Gulda in 3D sound technology


In conjunction with the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian State Orchestra and Jakob Spahn, solo cellist at the State Orchestra, the Siemens Arts Program has recorded works by Peter Tchaikovsky and Friedrich Gulda, producing them in several “immersive sound formats”. In intensive cooperation with the Siemens Arts Program, its artistic director Stephan Frucht and the Immersive Audio Network IAN, a completely new sound experience has been born which unites the traditional cello repertoire with a technically innovative audio method.


All three spatial dimensions are represented in the immersive 3D sound. The recipient is in the middle of the acoustic space and can experience the spatial quality of the sounds three-dimensionally. The “Cello Concertos” album in 3D sound quality will be out on the hänssler Classic label as a Blu-ray and CD on 11 May. The sound recordings were taken at the group headquarters of Siemens AG and in the Bruno-Walter hall of the Bavarian State Opera. The 3D immersive production is also being presented at the Siemens Headquarters in Munich on 28 April as part of the “Long Night of Music” event.



The following works have been recorded on the new CD and Blu-ray:

  • Friedrich Gulda: concert for violoncello and wind ensemble
  •  Peter Tchaikovsky: rococo variations for violoncello and wind quartet (arrangement: David Stromberg)


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Music video for the "Overture" (1st movement) of the Gulda Cello Concerto

During the project, a music video was produced in which the Siemens Art Program staged the musicians of the Orchestra Academy at Siemens headquarters.





The Siemens Arts Program brings together newcomers and virtuosos at Carnegie Hall

Full of self-confidence, conductor Marie Jacquot steps out in front of the orchestra. Violinist Sarah Christian can sense her fellow musicians behind her, while Fabian Müller at the piano is calm personified. Three “newcomers” are introducing themselves to an orchestra. And not just any orchestra, but the Bavarian State Orchestra, and not at just any venue, but New York’s Carnegie Hall.