A string quintet at the 2016 Sound Understanding concert

Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges.

On Thursday, April 11th 2019, the 2018/19 DAAD music fellows will the stage of Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall for a concert of classical and jazz music, to help raise awareness of the work of DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association in promoting transatlantic exchange.

View the photo gallery from 2017 year's concert in the sidebar.

The 2018/2019 DAAD Music Fellows

Lukas Akintaya, drums

Justus Heher, trombone

Florian Herzog, double bass

Carolina López Moreno, soprano

Christian Mehler, trumpet/flugelhorn

Sabeth Pérez, voice

Yochai Noah Sadeh, guitar

Ticket Reservations

Click here to reserve your tickets or contact Amra Dumisic (alumni@daad.org). Tickets are free of charge, but a suggested donation of $20 would be appreciated. You can make a donation here. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, April 9th.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Attractive sponsorship packages will help you associate your brand with an enjoyable cultural evening highlighting the next generation of German musicians, and meet leaders of the German-American business community. Previous sponsors and attendees included, among others, the Robert Bosch Corporation, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz USA, Schering/Berlex Laboratories, and others.

Details on sponsorship opportunities are available here:  Download: Sound Understanding Sponsorship Form 2019 (pdf, 52.70 KB)

The DAAD Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

Other Ways to Support this Event

The DAAD Alumni Association continues to welcome support from generous DAAD alumni, friends and partners.

If you would like to make a donation to the DAAD Alumni Association, please click here.

If you are interested in advertising at the event, please find details and advertisement rates here:
Download: Ad Opportunities 2019 (pdf, 88.28 KB)

Sound Understanding Sponsors 2018

The DAAD Alumni Association of the US and DAAD would like to gratefully acknowledge all of the sponsors of this year’s event and all of our members and donors across the country. Their support will help us to ensure that the important work of international academic and cultural exchange between the US and Germany continues to address the needs of the modern transatlantic relationship.

Bronze Sponsors (USD 1,000) - Brian Mitchell, Manfred Phillip, Helene Zimmer-Loew

Supporters (USD 500) -Sigrid Berka, Brian Boyer, Erich Haratsch, Jonathan Lyon, Rosmarie Morewedge, Mark Rectanus,

We’d also like to thank: Erika Berroth, Barbara Berthold, and Friederike Eigler