Important: Berlin scientists issue rules for orchestra distancingmain
Scientists at the Charité in Berlin have issued a 13-page paper, at the request of seven orchestras, advising the distances to be observed in rehearsal and performance for the forseeable future.
Briefly, it’s 1.5 metres between the seats of string players, 2 metres between winds.
The conductor should observe at least 1.5 metres from the nearest player.
The recommendations were provided at the request of the Berlin Philharmonic, DSO, Konzerthaus Orchestra, Orchestra of the German Opera and Komische Oper, Radio Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Staatskapelle.