Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany’s leading orchestras. The ensemble is unique in its variety of work, and its particular emphasis on contemporary repertoire.

Eminent music directors that shaped the first decades of the orchestra include Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher and Tugan Sokhiev. Robin Ticciati is the current music director, joining the orchestra in September 2017. The ensembles’s reputation is enhanced by its long association with top-class guest conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Roger Norrington, Sakari Oramo, Leonard Slatkin and David Zinman, as well as its regular collaborations with Kent Nagano, now honorary conductor, and other former music directors.

The orchestra has performed internationally, making many guest appearances. Its discography features many award-winning releases, including the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for Best Opera Recording. In 2019 the orchestra will release its third and fourth albums with Robin Ticciati on Linn Records.

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
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