Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany's  leading  orchestras. The number of renowned music directors,  the  scope and variety of its  work, and  its  particular  emphasis  on modern and contemporary music, makes the ensemble unique. Founded as the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in 1946, it was renamed the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 1956 and has borne its current name since 1993.


Robin Ticciati has led  the DSO as its music director since the 2017–18 season. Since its inception, the orchestra has been able to retain outstanding  artist personalities.  As the first music director, Ferenc Fricsay defined the standards in terms of repertoire, acoustic ideal and media  presence. In 1964, Lorin Maazel  assumed artistic  responsibility.  In 1982, he was followed by Riccardo Chailly and in 1989 by Vladimir Askenazy.  Kent Nagano was appointed music director in 2000 and has stayed associated with the orchestra as an honorary conductor. As his successors Ingo Metzmacher (2007–2010) and Tugan Sokhiev (2012–2016) set decisive accents with the DSO in the concert life of the German capital.


With its many guest performances, the orchestra is present on the national and international music scene. The orchestra has performed in recent years in Brazil and Argentina, in Japan, China, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Eastern Europe, as well as at major festivals such as the Rheingau Musik Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Salzburg Festival and the BBC Proms. The DSO also has a global  presence with numerous award-winning  CD recordings. In  2011, it received  the Grammy Award for the premiere recording for the production of Kaija Saariaho's opera ‘L'amour de loin’ conducted by Kent Nagano.


The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is an ensemble of the Radio Orchestra and Choirs GmbH (ROC). The shareholders  are Deutschlandradio, the Federal  Republic of Germany, the State of Berlin and Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.

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Discography (extract)

Johannes Brahms:

Double Concerto

G. B. Viotti:

Violin Concerto No. 22

Antonín Dvorák:

Silent Woods

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Paavo Järvi, conductor

ODE 1423-2

Released 10/2023

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Johannes Brahms

Alban Berg

Violin Concertos

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati

ODE 1410-2

Released 09/2022

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concertos

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati, conductor

ODE 1334-2

Released 09/2019

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Anton Bruckner
Symphony in F Minor

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin 
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
ODE 920-2

Released 01/1999

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