In coordination with the Germany Israel Cultural Foundation e. V. auditions for applicants for a Huberman Scholarship from the Orchestra Academy were held in Jerusalem on 18 April, conducted by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, first violinist Alessandro Cappone and principal second violinist Christophe Horak. Two young violinists were chosen as winners: Ori Wissner-Levy and Ohad Cohen, both age 25.
The Huberman Scholarship of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker was established in 2008 under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in memory of the Polish-Jewish violinist Bronisław Huberman. The aim of the scholarship is to promote German-Israeli understanding on an artistic and personal level in the spirit of its namesake. The Huberman Scholarship is open to young musicians under the age of 27 who have completed a degree from a university or conservatory in an orchestral instrument and hold Israeli citizenship.