Asian tour with Sir Simon Rattle to Taiwan, South Korea and Japan

After a concert in Frankfurt in November 2013, the Berliner Philharmoniker set off on a tour to Asia. The programme included symphonies by Schumann and Bruckner, and concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto dazzled as the soloist in Sergei Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto.
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12 Nov 2013

Concert in Seoul.

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Andreas Blau, principal flute.

12 Nov 2013

Rehearsal in Seoul.

Probe in Seoul.

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12 Nov 2013

Press conference, Seoul.

Pressekonferenz, Seoul.

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12 Nov 2013

Seoul and the Han River.

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Matthew Hunter, viola.

12 Nov 2013

Practice, practice, practice.

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The view from our hotel.

12 Nov 2013

First impressions from Seoul.

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Skat, from left to right: Ulrich Wolff, double bass, Krzysztof Polonek, first violin, Janusz Widzyk, double bass.

12 Nov 2013

Our journey to Seoul.

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11 Nov 2013

Journey to Seoul - or: different ways of coping with a wait.

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11 Nov 2013

Second concert in Taipei.

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Máté Szücs and Amihai Grosz, 1st principal viola.

11 Nov 2013

More rehearsal pictures from Taipei.

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Interview with Stanley Dodds, 2nd violin and Media Chairman.

11 Nov 2013

Backstage in Taipei.

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Gabor Tarkövi and Albrecht Mayer

10 Nov 2013

Our last night in Taipei. We cannot wait to come back.

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10 Nov 2013

Yesterday’s reception: a second perspective.

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Publikumsempfang aus Sicht eines Musikers. Markus Weidmann, üblicherweise am Fagott, ist diesmal hinter der Kamera.

10 Nov 2013

We had the opportunity to meet a part of our audience at yesterday’s reception - a true pleasure! Markus Weidmann,…

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Sir Simon Rattle

09 Nov 2013

Friends in Taiwan.

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Sir Simon Rattle

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09 Nov 2013

Students were invited to visit today’s rehearsal - everyone had a wonderful time!

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First concert and live transmission in Taipei.Erstes Konzert und Live-Übertragung in Taipeh.
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09 Nov 2013

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Rehearsals in the National Concert Hall in Taipei.Proben in der National Concert Hall in Taipeh.
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09 Nov 2013

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09 Nov 2013

The Digital Concert Hall Experience Room in Taipei - Sir Simon Rattle, Olaf Maninger and Robert Zimmermann enjoy a…

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Dominik Wollenweber, Stefan Schweigert

08 Nov 2013

Leisure at Taipeis’s famous night market. Also highly recommended: a foot massage!

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08 Nov 2013

Stunning architecture: Taipei Confucius Temple and Taipei Baoan Temple.

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08 Nov 2013

Here in Asia we are surrounded by colleagues. Besides Andris Nelsons and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra we…

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08 Nov 2013

Today we went to the Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world. Compared to this panorama Berlin appears…

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07 Nov 2013

Photos: A visit to the Mengjia Longshan Temple with clarinetist Manfred Preis, violinist Holm Birkholz and his wife.…

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07 Nov 2013

Our chairman Ulrich Knörzer spoke perfect Mandarin at our first press conference in Asia (we are told).

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07 Nov 2013

In Taipei, we discover interesting dishes. Does anyone have an idea what is on the first picture?

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07 Nov 2013

Impressive advertising in Taipei: The countdown is on a main thoroughfare and measures the time until our first concert.

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07 Nov 2013

Not far from our hotel in Taipei, we encounter a very different world.

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06 Nov 2013

A warm welcome! Our first audience in Taipei consists mainly of microphones and cameras.

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06 Nov 2013

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05 Nov 2013

Applause after our first tour concert in Frankfurt with Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony and Boulez’ Notations.

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05 Nov 2013

Our great football team shows its skills in Frankfurt. The match against the team of the opera ends 3:1. Our scorers…

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Naoko Shimizu

05 Nov 2013

Warm up: Behind the scenes before the first concert in Frankfurt.Warm up: Hinter den Kulissen vorm ersten Konzert in…

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05 Nov 2013

We are back on tour! Before heading to Asia, we made a guests appearance at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. The programme…

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