Berlin Phil boss gets renewed until after Covid – Slipped Disc


Berlin’s Senator for Culture and Europe, Klaus Lederer, has renewed Andrea Zietzschmann, 50, as general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker until 31 August 2025.

Lederer said of her: ‘Andrea Zietzschmann has successfully helped launch the exciting new era of the Berliner Philharmoniker with Kirill Petrenko. Personally, I am also very pleased that Andrea Zietzschmann, one of the outstanding women in the music industry, will now remain in Berlin for another three years. I am convinced that, especially now, she will lead the Berliner Philharmoniker through the current difficult conditions for the music industry with great enthusiasm and the necessary care.’

Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker: ‘I very much welcome this decision. During the difficult time of the pandemic, we have been working even more intensely and closely together. So I am delighted to continue to work with Andrea Zietzschmann to shape the future of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation.’



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