Australia claims seat at the Berlin Philharmonicmain
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.