2011 Asian Tour

In November 2011, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle set off on their grand tour of of Asia, stopping off in South Korea, China and Japan. In addition to the Ninth Symphonies by Bruckner and Mahler, the programme also included Toshio Hosokawa’s Horn Concerto with the Philharmonikerʼs principal horn player Stefan Dohr.
Epilogue 2: Janne Saksala’s view on Asia
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Kai Bienert)
(Photo: Boris Streubel)

05 Dec 2011

Epilogue 2: Janne Saksala’s view on Asia

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Amihai Grosz
Klaus Wallendorf
Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Andrej Zust

05 Dec 2011

Epilogue 1: Janne Saksala’s view on his colleagues in Asia. Janne is solo double bass player.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

25 Nov 2011

Good bye Tokyo! Arigato gozaimasu, we look forward to coming back soon to our second home country.

Photos: Monika…

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(Photo: Marcus Schroepfer)
Daishin Kashimoto and Sir Simon
Robert Zimmermann and Olaf Maninger

25 Nov 2011

Happy men!

Toshio Hosokawa and Stefan Dohr after the performance of Mr. Hosokawa’s Horn concerto in Tokyo.

Daishin…

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Visit at UNICEF Japan Headquarter
After the open rehearsal backstage
(Photo: Roman Novitzky)

25 Nov 2011

At the second concert day in Tokyo some musicians had the chance to visit UNICEF Headquarter Japan. They got insight in…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

23 Nov 2011

Tokyo impressions

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

23 Nov 2011

Tuba player Alexander von Puttkamer prefers to only watch the acutely poisonous globefish…

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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First concert in Tokyo
Sir Simon and Daishin Kashimoto
Ludwig Quandt and Daishin Kashimoto

23 Nov 2011

The first concert in Tokyo was a big success. Afterwards, concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto and solo cellist Ludwig…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Nov 2011

Our cases stay according to their status in Tokyo… at least until they are allowed to enter Suntory Hall. A big Thank…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Nov 2011

Horror and joy are sometimes very close. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet had the chance to play for 600 children…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Nov 2011

Sir Simon heavily engaged on the flight to Tokyo… First he served as a note stand for Zdzislaw Polonek’s Birthday…

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20 Nov 2011

A viola serenade for today’s birthday “boy” Zdzislaw Polonek. On the flight from Taipei to Tokyo his viola section…

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20 Nov 2011

Thanks to our reader Juliane Schicker, we finally have it all in English:

 

The poet speaks

 

This time in prose. Klaus…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

19 Nov 2011

No boyband - it’s the Berlin Philharmonic!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

19 Nov 2011

Taipei arena, 10.000 people celebrating the orchestra after the concert. We cannot put this into words!

Photos: Monika…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

19 Nov 2011

Photos from the Taipei arena, where 10.000 people watched the concert.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

19 Nov 2011

The first concert in Taipei was broadcasted live at the DCH and to four venues all over Taiwan. Alltogether 40.000…

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Backstage at the last concert in Seoul. From left to right: solo oboe Jonathan Kelly (iwazaru), French horn Fergus McWilliam (kikazaru) and timpanist Rainer Seegers (mizaru)

18 Nov 2011

Backstage at the last concert in Seoul. From left to right: solo oboe Jonathan Kelly (iwazaru), French horn Fergus…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

18 Nov 2011

Same procedure in Taipei: press conference directly after arrival with over 100 journalists!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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An impression from the night market in Taipei, taken by our tuba player Alexander von Puttkamer.

18 Nov 2011

An impression from the night market in Taipei, taken by our tuba player Alexander von Puttkamer.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

18 Nov 2011

Impressions from the outreach concert with Amadeus Heutling/violin, Matthew Hunter/viola and Nikolaus Römisch/cello at…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

17 Nov 2011

A great concert in Seoul is already history. What a venue and what an audience! We are looking forward to the next…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

17 Nov 2011

The patrons of the Berliner Philharmoniker are having a ball with Solo French horn and Orchestra board member Stefan…

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(Photo: Stefan Dohr)

16 Nov 2011

A photo of the photographer in Seoul

Photos: Stefan Dohr

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(Photo: Mor Biron)

16 Nov 2011

In front of Shanghai’s skyscrapers: Stefan Schweigert/solo bassoon; Christoph Hartmann/oboe; Jiping Tan/Instrument…

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Shanghai, room with a view...
Shanghai
Shanghai

16 Nov 2011

 

More photos by Mor Biron.

 

 

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Beijing
Beijing
Stefan Schweigert + Dominik Wollenweber

16 Nov 2011

Photos: Mor Biron

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

16 Nov 2011

Sydney Symphony with their temporary concertmaster Daniel Dodds (on the photo right with his brother Stanley…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus/Sydney last year)

16 Nov 2011

Someone is missing… Christoph Streuli (2. violin) unfortunately had a taxi accident two days ago and got back to Berlin…

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Wolfgang Talirz/Viola
Philipp Bohnen/Violine

15 Nov 2011

The Birthday"kids" of the last two days: Wolfgang Talirz (yesterday) and Philipp Bohnen (today).

Happy Birthday!

Photos:…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

15 Nov 2011

Donagh Collins from our agency Askonas Holt alsways on duty, even during the traditional pillow fight after landing in…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

15 Nov 2011

 

General Manager Martin Hoffmann and Orchestra board member Andreas Wittmann at the press conference in Shanghai …

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(Photo: Veronika Dohr)

15 Nov 2011

Photos: Veronika Dohr

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

15 Nov 2011

Contra bassoonist Marion Reinhard is signing programm books after the concert in Shanghai.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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Andreas Ottensamer und Manfred Preis
Peter Brem

15 Nov 2011

Some impressions from backstage in Beijing. Everybody has his own way of preparing for a concert…

Photos: Monika…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

14 Nov 2011

A popular German children’s tune.

A warm thank you to our Chinese translators Stefan and Johann and the great Stage…

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(Photo: Stefan Dohr)

14 Nov 2011

Photos: We’ve managed to find one new French horn! Andrej Zust posing in front of the entrance to the Forbidden City.…

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(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

13 Nov 2011

Some impressions from Beijing taken by our bassoon player Markus Weidmann (on the first picture in front of the…

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(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

13 Nov 2011

Rainer Sonne/1. violin; Sir Simon Rattle; Micha Afkham/viola (from left to right).

Photos: Markus Weidmann

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(Photo: Photo Monika Rittershaus)

13 Nov 2011

Solo clarinet Andreas Ottensamer and Solo Viola Amihai Grosz (right) haven’t found the door of the restaurant in…

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