The foundation of the MÜNCHNER KNABENCHOR by the conductor Ralf Ludewig demonstrates how he rose to the challenge of realizing a long term dream he and many friends of music and culture in Munich have in common: a top level boys' choir whose very name epitomizes the rich variety of culture the Bavarian state capital continues to offer.
In the past citizens and representatives of the City of Munich frequently approached the then Music Director of the Tölzer Knabenchor and announced their wish to see a new name in the music world, one that would signal to all just how success, quality and fame can be attributed to a boys' choir comprising Munich's own children — the City of Munich has, after all, a child in its famous coat of arms.

Inspired by these requests Ralf Ludewig decided to establish a choir of his own. Many boys were inspired by this idea of a new musical adventure and followed their long time choir leader, supporting him in forming a new choir that would be associated with music-making of the highest level.

Within a very short time, the new choir had been engaged for several productions in renowned theaters, including performances in the famous Magic Flute; or as we know it in Europe Die Zauberflöte.

As the Music Director of the Tölzer Knabenchor for over five years, Ralf Ludewig shouldered the musical responsibility for the renowned choir which, under his leadership from 2009 to 2014, established an impressive track record.

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