Puchheimer Jugendkammerorchester PJKO (München)

Puchheimer Jugendkammerorchester PJKO München


Puchheimer Jugendkammerorchester PJKO was established in 1993 in Puchheim (a village west of Munich in Bavaria/Germany). PJKO is a string orchestra with around 30 string musicians, the average age is 16 years. Most of the members of the orchestra have won prizes in the German “Jugend Musiziert” competition.
Concert tours led the PJKO to many European countries and also to Japan, where it participated in the 1998 International Kumamoto Youth Music Festival.
The orchestra also participated in many competitions, where it has been very successful. For example, at the European Youth Music Festival in Neerpelt (Belgium) it has won first prizes “summa cum laude” in 2002 and 2007, it obtained a first place in the German Orchestra Competition 2004. The PJKO also obtained first place “with outstanding success” at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna/Austria 2007.

In 2002 PJKO received the “Tassilopreis” (a two-year cultural prize) of “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. Since 2005 “Münchener Kammerorchester” (conductor Alexander Liebreich) is cooperating with the PJKO in various projects and concerts.

For more information: www.pjko.de




Peter Michielsen

Peter Michielsen


The PJKO conductor, Peter Michielsen, is also the teacher of almost all the violinists and violists of the PJKO.
He studied violin in Amsterdam with Davina van Wely and music science in Munich. He played freelance in many different orchestras, for instance in the “Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam”, in the “Chamber Orchestra of Europe”, in the “Amsterdamse Bachsolisten” and several baroque orchestras playing historical instruments – among them “The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra” with Ton Koopman. He is specialized in teaching juniors aged between 12 and 18.




Competition Program


W. A. Mozart Divertimento in D, 1. Satz KV 136
B. Bartók Divertimento, 1. Satz
Mendelssohn 10. Streichersinfonie in h-Moll



Additional Concerts Program


Mozart Divertimento in D-Dur KV 136, 1. Satz
Bach Doppelkonzert BWV 1043, 1. Satz
Solo: Anna Abe, Nadia Wildner
  2. Satz, Solo: Judith Sendtner, Lavinia Price
  3. Satz, Solo: David Busley, Anna Dannecker
Bartok Divertimento, 1. Satz
Mendelssohn 10. Streichersinfonie in h-Moll
Joachim Reiser Bassbiss