The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

The best of ‘Die Berliner’ over fifty years
Sun 23 Oct 21:30
Large Hall
Past event
Sun 23 Oct
Past event


Julius Klengel Hymnus 
Boris Blacher Blues, Espagnola en Rumba Philharmonica
Nino Rota La Strada
Juan Tiziol / Duke Ellington Caravan 
Brett Dean Twelve Angry Men  
Henri Bourtayre Fleur de Paris 
Hubert Giraud Sous le ciel de Paris 
Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann The 12 in Bossa Nova 
Astor Piazzolla Fuga y misterio 


The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Ludwig Quandt, Bruno Delepelaire, Dietmar Schwalke, Nikolaus Römisch, Christoph Igelbrink, Olaf Maninger, Martin Menking, Knut Weber, Rachel Helleur, David Riniker, Solène Kermarrec, Stephan Koncz cello 

For fifty years now, the ‘12 Cellists’ have been a guiding light for cello ensembles around the world. With pieces composed and arranged especially for them, they’ve explored and pushed the envelope of what it means to be a cello ensemble, elevating performances to the same dizzying heights as those of the top string quartets. New pieces by composers Brett Dean and Boris Blacher successfully manage to challenge the Berliner, as well as classics by Nino Rota and Astor Piazzolla.

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Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker belong to the absolute top tier of cello ensembles. The individual class of the cellists, coupled with a 50-year tradition of playing together, deliver an …