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The Improvising Symphony Orchestra

This is Stegreif.

We are a collective of 30 musicians from all over the world. Our passion is to combine the cherished heritage of classical music with the limitless possibility of improvisation. Our concerts are performed without a conductor, without sheet music or chairs, allowing us more freedom for movement and interaction.

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19.00 pm


#Improphonie: Eine Sinfonie aus dem Moment | Folge 2 | Säälchen, Holzmarkt 25 Berlin

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16.00 pm


#improphonie beim DETECT Classic Festival

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Wir suchen dich!

Du möchtest Teil des Stegreif Teams werden? Schau dir unsere aktuellen Stellenausschreibungen an!

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Neue, treue Partnerschaften

Die Karl Schlecht Stiftung und die Aventis Foundation fördern unsere Konzertreihe #improphonie II - Eine Sinfonie aus dem Moment

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Neue Mini-Videoreihe zur #improphonie

In der Videoreihe erklären Lea Hladka und Bertram Burkert, wie man eigentlich eine gänzlich improvisierte Sinfonie angehen und gestalten kann: musikalisch und szenisch!

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Current Productions



Connecting European cultures through Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony, nicknamed the "European Symphony", Stegreif combines this monumental work with folk songs to allow Europe to unite into a single colourful country.

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16 workshops - 4 premieres - 1 symphony of change. Four female composers shape a programme that engages with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. A symphony of change is created together with people from all 16 German states.

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(C) Kasseler Musiktage | Bernd Schoelzchen

#freemahler - what the earth tells us

Ein kammermusikalisches Programm des Stegreif Orchesters
Fünf Kompositionen basierend auf unterschiedlichen Melodien mit Naturbezug aus Gustav Mahlers Werk als Reflexion über den Zustand unserer Welt.

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(C) Sophia Hegewald
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Become a part of Stegreif

Stegreif e.V. is a non-profit association. Our work depends not only on its members, but also on our numerous external supporters. Through project funding, donations and the faithful members of our Stegreif Family, we have been able to set a lot of things in motion over the past few years - for this we would like to say: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

(C) Ludwig Nikulski

Stegreif Supporters

We want to thank our current supporters for their great contribution