Claudio Abbado Composition Prize Awarded
The new award winner of the Prize of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy for 2016 is composer Vito Žuraj.
Orchestra Academy Awards Huberman Scholarship
Two young violinists were chosen as winners: Ori Wissner-Levy and Ohad Cohen, both age 25.
Honorary Membership for Seiji Ozawa
The Berliner Philharmoniker welcomed Seiji Ozawa as an Honorary Member of the orchestra as an expression of their gratitude for a long-standing association.
Award for Sir Simon Rattle’s Sibelius cycle
At this year's International Classical Music Awards, the recording received the award in the “Symphonic Music” category.
Construction Work on the Philharmonie Car Park
Since October 2015 landscaping work has been under way on the car park area of the Philharmonie.
Concerts from the Easter Festival in the Digital Concert Hall
The Digital Concert Hall to broadcast concerts from Baden-Baden with Yo-Yo Ma and Mitsuko Uchida.
Death of Henrike Grohs
The Berliner Philharmoniker mourn the death of Henrike Grohs, who was killed during the terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast) on 13 March.
Manfred Honeck to stand in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Easter Festival
Manfred Honeck is to take over the musical direction of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Easter Festival Baden-Baden on 20 March 2016.
Berlin receives Abbado bequest
The musical estate of Claudio Abbado is to come to Berlin to the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
Change of general manager in 2017/2018 season
Martin Hoffmann, general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, will not be extending his contract which expires in summer 2017.