The outgoing Berlin Philharmonic chief calls the EU decision to defund the EUYO ‘an embarrassment’ and expresses the hope ‘someone will change it quickly’.
He describes the decision as ‘one ignorant signature’.
Losing the EUYO, he adds, would be ‘an unnecessary loss’.
It’s not the strongest of statements, but Rattle has been active behind the scenes rallying German government support for reversing the Brussels dictat to defund the EUYO.
Watch his statement here (in English).