Since 1998, Dr. Knut Andreas is artistic director of the Collegium musicum Potsdam symphony orchestra, which under his direction has grown from a chamber orchestra to one of the largest-staffed orchestras in the state of Brandenburg and today has more than 75 musicians. In recent years, the orchestra has travelled to places such as Slovenia, where it performed Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana“ with two Slovenian choirs to audiences totalling 1,500, on the occasion of the German Unity Day. Together with the Collegium musicum Potsdam symphony orchestra, Knut Andreas has developed programmes for the cultural education of children, adolescents and families. One of the more recent projects is dedicated to the elderly living in nursing homes and not able to visit symphony concerts on their own. The “Classical Music on Weberplatz“ series, existing since 2011, annually attracts 1,500 to 2,000 listeners to the Babelsberg Weberplatz. Since 2011, he and the Collegium musicum Potsdam symphony orchestra have implemented the intercultural project “Brandenburg-Brazil“, which has brought numerous Brazilian soloists and conductors to Potsdam, among them singer Eliana Printes, trumpeter Paulo Ronqui and conductor Parcival Módolo.