In a rush of new blood, the Israel Philharmonic made these appointments this morning:
Nina Bernat – principal doubebass
Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson – principal second violins
Dima Ratush – principal viola
Haran Meltzer – principal cello
Lia Perlov – Assistant principal cello
Bernat won the Juilliard bass prize in 2019.
Ari, ex-Helsinki Phil, is the IPO’s first Icelander.
Haran is based in Berlin