The Mannheim Philharmonic
A stepping stone into professional life
With passionate enthusiasm for play, rousing interpretations and high-quality standards, the Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra was able to quickly win the attention of the international music scene. Founded in 2009 by Boian Videnoff, the orchestra aims to provide outstanding young musicians with a career stepping stone into their careers.
Over the past few years, the young ensemble has been able to form its unique profile as an international talent pool for musicians and one of the youngest professional orchestras in Europe and to bring its repertoire to a broad audience worldwide. The Mannheim Philharmonic performed in prominent concert series and festivals in Europe and Asia. They are regular guests in prestigious concert halls such as the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Auditorio Nacional Madrid, the Stuttgart Liederhalle and the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg. They have worked with renowned soloists such as Mischa Maisky, Johannes Moser, Sergei Nakariakov, Igor Levit, Alena Baeva and Julian Steckel together.
Numerous young musicians were able to gain employment in professional orchestras after their work with the Mannheim Philharmonic. They took on tutti and solo positions in world-renowned orchestras. The numerous graduates continue to feel connected to the project and return as tutors to pass on their experiences to future generations.
The artistic direction
Boian Videnoff is the founder and artistic director of the Mannheim Philharmonic. He significantly shaped the orchestra’s profile and led the young orchestra on concert tours through China, Russia, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. As a guest conductor, he works with orchestras such as the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra Cologne, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Italian-speaking Switzerland, the Biel-Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Bratislava, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Sinfonietta, the G. Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Bucharest, the Orchester de Limoges et du Limousin and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari.
Boian Videnoff was born in 1987 to a family of musicians. He grew up in Italy and Germany, where he received his musical training in violin, piano, oboe and singing before studying conducting with Jorma Panula and Gianluigi Gelmetti.