Australia claims seat at the Berlin Philharmonic

Australia claims seat at the Berlin Philharmonic


norman lebrecht

June 29, 2016

A permanent place has been reserved for a young Australian to play in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of its Academy.

Two philanthropists – Naomi Milgrom and Peter Weiss – are paying for the arrangement and the candidate will be selected from students at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

Simon Rattle said: ‘It gives me great pleasure that a dedicated position for young Australians is now to be established at the Orchestra Academy, thus ensuring that this mutually rich exchange may be guaranteed for many years to come.’

A similar post exists at the Academy for young Israeli musicians.

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  • Emil Archambault says:

    The Orchestra academy is NOT the Berlin Phil! At most, they dep in once in a while.

  • Bruce says:

    Good to see Aussie philanthropists supporting young artists – not just bricks and mortar, and perhaps some pieces of wood.

  • Sue says:

    Go the Aussies!!!