Australia claims seat at the Berlin Philharmonic

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

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