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The Gewandhausorchester (Leipzig, Germany) is among the world’s oldest and most prestigious orchestras. How many ensembles can say they’ve premiered works by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Wagner? It is also the world’s largest traveling orchestra. Some 185 Gewandhausorchester musicians spend a third of their year performing at concert halls around the globe, and DHL is with them every step of the way, keeping the storied ensemble on tempo throughout its impressive touring schedule.

It’s no accident that the two companies have joined forces. Leipzig is not only the Gewandhausorchester’s home base, but also the site of DHL’s major European hub. And both are committed to the same hard work and precision behind the scenes that makes the performance – and customer experience – seem effortless.

As Official Logistics Partner of the Gewandhausorchester since 2009, we ensure secure and on-time transport of 6 tons vital equipment to each concert venue, including customs clearance formalities and temperature-controlled transport of priceless musical instruments. Beyond logistics, we collaborate with the Gewandhausorchester on our special “Meet the Artist” events to bring insight and inspiration to young musicians around the world.

If the audience cannot come to the orchestra, then orchestra must go to the audience

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Pinnacle of artistic endeavour

The pinnacle of artistic endeavour can only be achieved by means of perfect teamwork: not only during the concerts, but also in the transport of over 100 precious, sometimes priceless instruments, stage equipment, music and concert dress from one concert to the next. The safe, punctual, perfect climatic transportation of such sensitive freight requires meticulous planning, effective coordination and a fine instinct on the part of all concerned during the entire transport chain.

Dr. Frank Appel

Chief Executive Officer Global Business Services at DPDHL Group

Pinnacle of artistic endeavour

DHL has always been very reliable when it comes to logistics planning and execution.

Professor Andreas Schulz

Gewandhaus director

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