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Death of Heinrich Schiff


The Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff died on 22 December.

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David Cooper wins principal horn audition


The post had been vacant since Radek Baborák left the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2010.

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Exhibition: “The old Philharmonie – A Berlin legend”


Unseen photos and historical documents commemorate the first home of the Berliner Philharmoniker


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Exhibition: Georg Schumann and the Berliner Philharmoniker


Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the conductor, pianist and composer

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Live and free of charge on Facebook: Brahms’s Second Symphony with Simon Rattle


For the first time, a performance of the Berliner Philharmoniker will be broadcast live on Facebook

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ECHO Klassik for the Berliner Philharmoniker


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Kirill Petrenko signs contract


The new chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker will take up his position on 19 August 2019.

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Andrea Zietzschmann new general manager from 2017


The orchestral and cultural manager Andrea Zietzschmann will become the new general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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Exhibition: “An artistic family”


Composers and musicians as guests of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Success at the ARD International Music Competition


Double bass player Michael Karg and students of the Orchestra Academy among the award winners.

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Collaboration with Panasonic


The Japanese electronics company Panasonic is to support the media activities, and especially the Digital Concert Hall, of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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Death of Eberhard Finke


The former first principal cellist and founding member of the 12 Cellists died at the age of 96.

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Postcards for music teachers


The Berliner Philharmoniker support the Berlin Musikrat’s campaign for more permanent positions in the city's music schools.

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New in the orchestra


For the beginning of the new concert season, there are two new musicians in the Berliner Philharmoniker: Luis Esnaola and Paolo Mendes.

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Our website for mobile devices


We are now offering our website in a mobile-optimised version.

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New: The Digital Concert Hall on Apple TV


The new app has been developed exclusively for fourth-generation Apple TV.

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European Union Youth Orchestra under threat


The Berliner Philharmoniker oppose the impending disbanding of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO)

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Asian Tour with Beethoven Cycle


Acclaimed concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Taipei and Tokyo.

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Claudio Abbado Composition Prize Awarded


The new award winner of the Prize of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy for 2016 is composer Vito Žuraj.



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Orchestra Academy Awards Huberman Scholarship


Two young violinists were chosen as winners: Ori Wissner-Levy and Ohad Cohen, both age 25.

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