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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Berlin Phil launches amateur orchestra competition

11:38, 5th January 2018

The Berlin Philharmonic is offering amateur musicians the chance to play under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie.

The BE PHIL Orchestra project will invite 100 amateur musicians from across the world to perform Johannes Brahms’s first symphony on 21 May.

Applicants aged between nine and 99 years should submit a video (ideally lasting between three and 15 minutes) of them playing a piece of classical music.

A jury consisting of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker will select the members of the orchestra from the first 1,000 entries. Successful applicants will be announced on 1 February, and will rehearse from 17 May, performing on 21 May.


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