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Death of Henrike Grohs


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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”


Work commissioned by Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation wins Grawemeyer Award.

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Berliner Philharmoniker mourn with the relatives of the victims in Paris


Moment of silence at the beginning of today’s concert at the Musikverein Vienna

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Award for an initiative of the Berliner Philharmoniker


The project EXPLORE CLASSICAL MUSIC! received a prize in the 2015 nationwide innovation competition “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”.

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Kirill Petrenko


Kirill Petrenko will take up office as chief conductor and artistic director of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the 2019/2020 season.

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Beethoven Cycle Exhibition


The archive of the Berliner Philharmoniker is presenting a small historical retrospective of the orchestra's Beethoven tradition.

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Festival tour


After opening the season in Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker gives guest performances in Salzburg, Lucerne, Bucharest and Grafenegg.

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UNICEF fundraiser at the Waldbühne


Over 70.000 Euros for Syrian refugee children

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Music for the Queen


Five members of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the state banquet for Queen Elizabeth.

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Farewell Andreas Blau!


Principal flautist of Berliner Philharmoniker retires.

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