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Beneficiary Foundation of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER

The GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER plays a special role in fostering the musical talents of young people. Through the honorary contribution of founder and music director Claudio Abbado as well as of other renowned conductors, the orchestra has been able to meet the highest artistic standards.

But in order to continue bringing musicians from all parts of Europe together in the future, the Orchestra is in urgent need of further financial help. Working with the GMJO costs money, which is needed for the expensive travels of a pan-European orchestra.

The funds are exclusively for the benefit of the young musicians, as music director Claudio Abbado and most of the conductors and soloists donate their fees.

In order to free the orchestra from at least part of the burden and risk of annual fund raising, a beneficiary foundation has been created for the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER. The Beneficiary Foundation of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER is a foundation without legal capacity based in Essen and recognized by an official notification from the Essen tax authorities (November 3, 2015) as a charity on the basis of promotion of cultural goods.

Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible. The foundation is a private initiative and is financed by donations from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors. 

There are three main types of contribution:

  • Donations
  • Endowment contributions
  • Grants from public and private funding organizations

The foundation also assists the GMJO in setting up sponsoring partnerships. The management will be happy to answer any enquiries.

All Donators

  • receive a contribution receipt that is valid for submission to the tax authorities
  • are entered into a file of contributors and regularly informed about the orchestra's projects

Donators who donate over € 250:

  • are mentioned by name in the tour programme

Donators who donate over € 2,500:

  • receive the title of “Patron of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER”
  • are mentioned under this heading in the tour programme
  • have the opportunity to visit a rehearsal or dress rehearsal
  • can be invited to a reception on the occasion of a concert
  • can receive a signed tour programme in advance
  • have the opportunity to accompany the orchestra on a tour
Donators who support the orchestra with regular donations of € 250 (individuals) and € 1,000 (corporate sponsors):
  • become members of the foundation's Circle of Friends
  • as an exclusive circle of personal friends of the orchestra, receive frequent updates on the orchestra's activities
  • receive documentation about the orchestra's projects
Förderstiftung des Gustav Mahler Jugendorchesters
Im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.
IBAN: DE80 3605 0105 0001 9715 30
Advisory Board: Dr. Thomas Angyan, Karin Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland Berger, Prof. Dr. Christian Strenger, Adrian T. Keller
Management: Deutsches Stiftungszentrum, Widenmayerstraße 10, D-80538 München

If you wish to support the work of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, download one of the following forms (PDF files) and and send it to Deutsches Stiftungszentrum in Munich:

- form Circle of Friends
- form Sponsors



Die Förderstiftung des Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester ist eine nichtrechtsfähige Stiftung in der treuhänderischen Verwaltung des Stifterverbandes.

Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG/§ 55 RfStv:

Förderstiftung des Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.
Baedekerstraße 1
45128 Essen
T 0201 8401-0


Vorstand des Stifterverbandes (i.S.d.V.):
Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke (Vorsitzender)
Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
Dr. Martin Brudermüller
Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel
Dr. Cornelius Riese
Dr. Reinhard Christian Zinkann

Eingetragen beim Vereinsregister Essen
VR 5776
USt-IdNr.: DE 119 692 167

Die Stiftung wird vertreten durch:
Dr. Thomas Angyan, Karin Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland Berger, Prof. Dr. Christian Strenger, Adrian T. Keller

Förderstiftung des Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Deutsches Stiftungszentrum
Widenmayerstraße 10

80538 München

Astrid Schleich-Greimel
089- 330 2916-13

Karin Berger, Member of the Advisory Board

“I am always very pleased to recognize familiar faces at concerts of the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic or the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. I know them from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, in my opinion the best and most renowned pool of talent for European orchestral musicians to hone their talent.

There is no better way for young and highly talented musicians to start their professional life than to be part of the GMJO! And that is why I am involved in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester."

Photo: Thomas Struth

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