Friends and Furtherer

In 1993 dedicated friends and festival visitors decided to found the club »Friends of the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci«. The club currently has 160 members from Potsdam, Berlin, the State of Brandenburg and from all over Germany.

We, the friends and supporters of the festival, are not only united by our enthusiasm for the festival and its unique setting in the palaces and gardens of Potsdam Sanssouci, we are also motivated by our firm belief that this festival with its focus on Old Music could not exist without additional support and civic involvement. Apart from this notion the club also supports selected festival events and individual performances.

Members of the friends’ club benefit from individual meetings with the artists, access to dress rehearsals as well as information regarding future festival events long before these are otherwise made public including the opportunity to buy tickets before the official sale to the general public.

We warmly welcome all music lovers and friends of Potsdam’s palaces and gardens to our club!

Supported projects in 2022 (Kopie 1)

Stormy water music on 26th June
Can you believe it? Brandenburg’s leading youth orchestra is turning 30! It looks younger though, which is no surprise as all musicians are at any time between 13 and 24. Intensive rehearsal periods with well-known pros guarantee an ever-growing repertoire with international appeal so that there’s always something well worth listening to.
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Having had the start of their careers delayed by the pandemic, especially young musicians are keen on meeting all-important and inspiring live audiences. Four promising ensembles serve a delicious lunchtime concert and the panel chaired by Dorothee Oberlinger listens carefully: the winning ensemble performs its own concert at the Music Festival 2023.





The board of the club:
Mr Hartmut Pirl, Potsdam – Chairman
Mrs Dr. Ursula Schäfer-Preuss – Deputy Chairwoman
Mrs Dr. Barbara Schneider-Kempf, Berlin – Deputy Chairwoman
Mrs Monika Ludwig, Potsdam – Treasurer
Mrs Elisabeth Schöneich, Potsdam – Assessor

For further information, please contact our office:
Förderverein der Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci e.V.
Wilhelm-Staab-Str. 10/11
D-14467 Potsdam
Phone: 0049-331-28 888 27
Fax: 0049-331-28 888 22
foerderverein (at)

Bank Details:
Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse in Potsdam
Sort Code 160 500 00
Account No 1000019469
IBAN: DE79 1605 0000 1000 0194 69

Download Entry Form as PDF › (german language)