We are immensely grateful to our sponsors and patrons for their support which makes our concert programmes, festivals and international performances at all possible.
Patrons & Sponsors
Kärcher is a world-leading provider of cleaning technology. This family business, headquartered in Winnenden, employs 14,400 people in 78 countries and over 150 companies. The long-term partnership with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart perfectly rounds off the company’s programme of cultural sponsorship. More information
As a leading technology and service provider with around 400,000 employees worldwide, the Bosch Group improves people’s quality of life with innovative, inspirational products and services. Bosch supports a wide range of cultural activities and initiatives, especially in businesses – such as orchestras, big band, choral and theatre groups – but also externally, such as the Bachakademie Stuttgart, for example. More information
The Mercedes-Benz Group AG is one of the most successful automobile companies in the world. With the business divisions Mercedes-Benz AG and Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG, the vehicle manufacturer is one of the biggest suppliers of premium cars. Supporting the arts and culture is immensely important to the Mercedes-Benz Group. As a sponsor of the BachBewegt! project, the Mercedes-Benz Group AG supports music outreach for children and young people. More information
BW Bank is the customer bank of the LBBW, and with a balance sheet total of around 300 billion Euros and 10,000 employees is one of the largest banks in Germany. As a medium-sized universal bank, we want to be among the best. That applies not only to our business mission, but also to our social engagement. We place a special focus on innovative and “bold” projects. The Bachakademie showcases itself with new formats in completely different locations in Stuttgart and the surrounding area. As a long-term supporter and friend of the IBA, we are delighted to be part of this!
Klett has enjoyed a long and deep collaboration based on a trusted friendship with the Internationale Bachakademie, developed many years ago between the Klett family and the Bachakademie. As an educational provider, the Klett Group supports projects which contribute to promoting culture in Stuttgart. Supporting the Bachakademie’s outstanding ensembles is therefore of particular significance. More information
With over 2,600 dm stores in Germany and over 42,000 employees, dm-drogerie markt is the most popular drugstore chain in the country. As well as its business activities, dm is engaged with partners in ecological, social and cultural projects. dm supports children and young people in their personal development as part of BachBewegt!Singen!, where they get to know Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn with the Gaechinger Cantorey, develop their own version, and go on to perform this. More information
The Blickle family business was founded in 1953 and since then has stood for uncompromising quality, wide availability, innovation and reliability. Blickle is now one of the leading producers of tyres and wheels worldwide. Its standard product portfolio includes over 30,000 items. Around 850 of the company’s 1,200 employees work at the company headquarters in Rosenfeld. As well as its production facility in Rosenfeld, Blickle has 18 distributorships in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, and exports to over 120 countries worldwide.
CMS is one of the leading business advisory law firms. With its Stuttgart office, well-established in the regional economy, a further seven offices in Germany and over 70 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, CM combines sound local expertise with global understanding. CMS is aware of its corporate and social responsibility as a society and through the CMS Foundation and encourages an entrepreneurial culture, characterized by responsibility for employees, clients and the region in which the society works.
LAPP is a globally-established family business and world market leader for integrated solutions for cable and connection technology. The business began over 60 years ago in a garage in Stuttgart-Vaihingen and now employs around 4,586 staff worldwide. Out of commitment to its Stuttgart location and deep admiration for Johann Sebastian Bach, who still influences the musical world today, LAPP is delighted to support the magnificent work of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. More information
Founded in December 1992 by Berthold Leibinger, the foundation supports four areas: Science, with an emphasis on applied laser technology with two international laser prizes; Endowed Chairs in the History of the Effects of Technology at the University of Stuttgart and Applied Rhetoric at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, and medical research at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. As well as this, the foundation supports culture, especially music, literature, social sciences and history. In the area of religion, the focus is on the preservation of churches and on church music. Finally in the area of Social Commitment, it supports the weak and needy in society.
The Deutsche Bank Stiftung’s activities aim to support the development and sustainable strengthening of potential, especially that of young people. It initiates and supports projects which open up these new areas of experience and enables them to develop their individual talents. Likewise, it encourages the up-and-coming generation of artists to try out new approaches and to further develop their professional skills. It contributes to the integration of migrants with numerous projects, and strengthens equality of opportunity for disadvantaged groups in society. And last but not least, the foundation supports the varied cultural life in Germany. Worldwide it engages in catastrophe prevention with leading partners.
The Dieter von Holtzbrinck Foundation engages in the promotion of economic skills and digital autonomy for young people. They are the key to the future viability of our society. Alongside this, the foundation supports scholarly research and teaching, and is committed to social and cultural institutions.
The Helmut Nanz Foundation, founded in early 1990, supports projects by non-profit bodies and organisations with headquarters in Stuttgart or Munich. The areas of music and literature, performing and fine arts are supported – concerts, art exhibitions, theatres and museums. The foundation also supports activities in the area of art education, e.g. by supporting non-profit music schools, youth prizes in fine arts and music, and stipendia for students at academies in the arts and media.
In 1964 Hermann and Dr. Ernst Mahle transferred their personal assets in the three MAHLE companies to the non-profit MAHLE FOUNDATION. Since then, the Foundation has held almost all the shares in the present MAHLE GmbH, one of the largest suppliers to the automotive industry in the world. As the two Mahle brothers combined entrepreneurial success with social responsibility by transferring their shares in the business, so the MAHLE FOUNDATION supports projects and initiatives which contribute to social progress with the dividends from the business. The Foundation’s main project is the Filderklinik in Filderstadt-Bonlanden.