Berlin Philharmonic Announces Chinese Partnership

The orchestra will collaborate with Shanghai’s performing arts promoter, Wu Promotion, to produce a residency program in China

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The residencies will be held every two-years, beginning in June, 2022.

With chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, the Berlin Philharmonic will give four concerts during this first residency as part of a “Festival of the Berliner Philharmoniker.” The concerts will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and China.

The festival will include orchestral performances, chamber music activities, master classes, concert introductions, and community projects.

"It is a great honor for my organization and me to become the exclusive partner for one of the world's most sought-after orchestras in the very promising region for classical music," said Jiatong Wu, President of Wu Promotion.

"Working with the leading performing groups of the world to initiate international cultural dialogue has always inspired Wu Promotion to continue its journey as an advocator of the arts. This new exclusive long-term partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Greater China Area, which encloses Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, has laid a further milestone for the development of Wu Promotion in its 30th anniversary.”