Rattle – Berlin Phil Until 2018

Posted on May 15, 2009

Sir Simon Rattle will stay on at the Berlin Philharmonic until 2018, it was confirmed at a press conference this week to unveil the orchestra’s 2009-10 season.

Though the contract will not be officially signed until September, the orchestra management, musicians and Rattle himself have all now agreed on the deal, which will see the partnership – incredibly popular with Berlin concert-goers – continue for almost another decade. There had been rumours in past years about tensions between Rattle and some of the orchestra’s musicians, though a spokesperson for the orchestra confirmed that the renewal was a collective decision.

Text from www.gramophone.co.uk – follow link for full story.