With a reception in the foyer of the chamber music hall, the musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the employees of the house bid farewell to Martin Hoffmann, who leaves his post as general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation at the end of this season. Hoffmann took over this position in 2010 and, after Wolfgang Stresemann and Gerhart von Westerman, has been the longest acting general manager in the history of the orchestra.
Knut Weber, cellist and member of the orchestra board: “Working together with Martin Hoffmann was as enjoyable as it was successful. During his term of office, he has represented our house superbly. Moreover, his name has been associated with many innovations, in terms of both content and concept, such as the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series, the festival at the Kulturforum and the Philharmonic Discourse. We thank Martin Hoffmann sincerely for these productive years, and very much hope to maintain friendly ties with him in the future.”
Martin Hoffmann is succeeded by Andrea Zietzschmann who will start her duties as general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation at the beginning of the 2017/2018 season.