Just in: Berlin Philharmonic admits its first Turkish violinistmain
Originally from Adana, Hande Küden was confirmed today – after a year’s trial – as a member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s first violin section.
Turkish musicians are calling it an historic day.
After studies at the State Conservatory in Adana and at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, Hande trained with Tabea Zimmermann from 2015 in both violin and viola. Her first job before the Berlin Phil was as deputy concertmaster of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin.