Berlin Phil promotes violinist

Berlin Phil promotes violinist


norman lebrecht

March 06, 2020

The orchestra has chosen Marlene Ito to be principal of the second violins, taking the seat of Christian Stadelmann, who died last July.

Ito, Japanese born, grew up in Australia and graduated from the orchestra’s Karajan Academie in 2008.

She immediately became second concertmaster at Berlin’s Komische Oper, entering the second violins of the Berlin Phil in 2011.

Ito teaches at the Royal College of Music in London.

Photo: Sebastian Hänel




  • Robert Roy says:

    Best of luck to her in her new role.

  • Axl says:

    Yeah!!! Congrats to Ms. Ito!! She’s wonderful player