Friends and Supporters

Do you want to support the RSB? Then join the circle of friends!

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In 1997, the Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin e.V. (Association of Friends and Supporters of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) was founded by music-loving fellow campaigners to make a sustained contribution to an orchestra that has shaped German radio history.

For sixteen years, the association has also been sponsoring the “cappella academica”, the traditional amateur symphony orchestra of the Humboldt University of Berlin, whose members are involved as passionate lobbyists for the RSB in public.

The friends and supporters of the RSB serve the public good and finance themselves through donations and membership fees. They promote special projects of the RSB, especially in the field of music outreach, as well as the work of the orchestra academy, which was founded in 2002 by the union. They also provide support in the search for sponsors.

What advantages do friends and supporters enjoy?

With the musicians of the RSB, the association organises chamber concerts, among others at Schloss Glienicke, to which members receive free or reduced admission. The friends and supporters can have a look behind the scenes and can visit, among other things, selected rehearsals of the RSB with its artistic director Vladimir Jurowski. In addition, they receive CD recordings and publications of the RSB through the circle of friends on preferential terms.

How can you support the RSB?

With your membership fee, you will facilitate the financing and preservation of important areas of work of the RSB, such as projects of music outreach, the orchestra academy and the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the sponsor’s orchestra of the RSB.
You determine the membership fee yourself. The minimum contribution is € 60 per year. The contributions and other donations are tax deductible.
We also gratefully accept your personal involvement. Get involved in an honorary capacity, e.g. in projects of music outreach such as the annual participatory concert or the stand attendance for circle of friends at the concerts of the RSB.

We will gladly inform you as a friend and supporter about these options and much more by regular mail.

Downloads for interested parties and members of the Freunde und Förderer des RSB e. V. (Friends and Supporters of the RSB):

Freunde und Förderer des RSB e.V. (Friends and Sponsors of the RSB e.V.)

Honorary Chairman

Prof. Dr. h.c. Dieter Stolte

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Gnauck
Manuela Wilke
Stefanie Rau
Dr. Ulrike Brunnmüller | treasurer

Board of Trustees

Dr. Christine Bergmann | president
Friedrich Dieckmann
Richard Gaul
Hans Jochen Henke
Prof. Wolfgang Hünnekens
Friederike von Kirchbach
Dr. Friedrich Kuhn
Prof. Dr. h.c. Dieter Stolte
Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Thierse
Prof. Dr. Johannes Weberling
Frank Peter Zimmermann


Freunde und Förderer des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin e.V.
Postfach  19 13 05
14003 Berlin

Here you will find the current statutes of the Freunde und Förderer des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin e.V. (in German)

You can also read all information about the Freunde und Förderer des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin e.V. in the current flyer (in German).

Simplified donation receipt

“Freunde und Förderer des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin e. V.” is a non-profit association. Thus, your donations to us can be used under tax privilege.

In order to simplify the donation for the donor and the administrative expense for the recipient, the legislator allows a simplified procedure for donation receipt: According to § 50 para. 2 EStDV, a donation receipt issued by the recipient of the donation can be waived, if the amount of donation does not exceed € 200.-. In these cases, the donation must be evidenced by a cash payment receipt or a booking confirmation (bank statement) from a bank. The name and account number of the donor and the recipient, the amount, and the day of booking must be shown on the booking confirmation.

You can download our simplified donation receipt (German PDF) here.

For donations exceeding € 200, we will of course issue you a separate donation receipt.


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