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European Union Youth Orchestra under threat

05/24/2016

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

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Asian Tour with Beethoven Cycle

05/17/2016

Acclaimed concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Taipei and Tokyo.

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Claudio Abbado Composition Prize Awarded

04/25/2016

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

04/25/2016

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

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Honorary Membership for Seiji Ozawa

04/07/2016

The Berliner Philharmoniker welcomed Seiji Ozawa as an Honorary Member of the orchestra as an expression of their gratitude for a long-standing association.

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Award for Sir Simon Rattle’s Sibelius cycle

04/06/2016

At this year's International Classical Music Awards, the recording received the award in the “Symphonic Music” category.

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Construction Work on the Philharmonie Car Park

03/29/2016

Since October 2015 landscaping work has been under way on the car park area of the Philharmonie.

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Concerts from the Easter Festival in the Digital Concert Hall

03/15/2016

The Digital Concert Hall to broadcast concerts from Baden-Baden with Yo-Yo Ma and Mitsuko Uchida.

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Death of Henrike Grohs

03/15/2016

The Berliner Philharmoniker mourn the death of Henrike Grohs, who was killed during the terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast) on 13 March.

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Manfred Honeck to stand in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Easter Festival

03/15/2016

Manfred Honeck is to take over the musical direction of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Easter Festival Baden-Baden on 20 March 2016.

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Berlin receives Abbado bequest

03/03/2016

The musical estate of Claudio Abbado is to come to Berlin to the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

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Change of general manager in 2017/2018 season

02/29/2016

Martin Hoffmann, general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, will not be extending his contract which expires in summer 2017.

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Special concert free in the Digital Concert Hall

02/24/2016

On 1 March at 6 p.m., three Berlin orchestras will play for refugees and people who have helped them. The concert will be broadcast free of charge in the Digital Concert Hall.

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Death of Rainer Mehne

02/18/2016

The Berliner Philharmoniker are much saddened by the death of their former member Rainer Mehne, who died on February 17 at the age of 68.

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Awards for the Sibelius cycle with Simon Rattle

02/17/2016

The recording has received a prize at this year’s International Classical Music Awards and entered the current Quarterly Critics’ Choice of the German Record Critics’ Award.

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Death of Aurèle Nicolet

02/01/2016

The flautist, a defining musician of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the postwar period, dies at the age of 90.

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Performances of “Copernicus” cancelled

01/27/2016

Due to technical reasons, the performances of Claude Vivier's will be postponed to a later date.

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Death of Kurt Masur

12/19/2015

On 19 December, Kurt Masur died at the age of 88. From 1976, he worked together with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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Death of Stella Doufexis

12/16/2015

The Berliner Philharmoniker mourn the loss of Stella Doufexis who died after a long illness on December 15 at the age of only 47.

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Grawemeyer Award for Abrahmsen's “Let me tell you”

11/25/2015

Work commissioned by Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation wins Grawemeyer Award.

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