The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

50th anniversary gala

Sunday 2nd February 2025 | 19:00h

Palau de la Música

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Julius Klengel: Hymnus

Boris Blacher: Blues, Espagnola & Rumba Philharmonica

John Williams: Catch Me If You Can

Nino Rota: La Strada

George Gershwin: Clap Your Hands

George Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland

Juan Tizol & Duke Ellington: Caravan

Brett Dean: Twelve Angry Men

Hubert Giraud: Sous le ciel de Paris

Horacio Salgán: A Don Agustín Bardi

Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann: The 12 in Bossa Nova

Astor Piazzola: Fuga y misterio

The Beatles: Yesterday


In 1972, a radio production of Julius Klengel's Hymnus for 12 Cellos performed by members of the Berlin Philharmonic led to the foundation of this ensemble of soloists, whose virtuoso sound has won over audiences all over the world.

Many contemporary composers have written works for them, such as Boris Blacher, Jean Françaix, Iannis Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Brett Dean, Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann, Frangis Ali-Sade, Christian Jost, Kaija Saariaho and Tan Dun.

We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the ensemble with a very special gala that will mix different musical genres with the unique sound of a dozen cellos.


Bruno Delepelaire cello
R. Helleur-Simcock cello
Christoph Igelbrink cello
Solène Kermarrec cello
Stephan Koncz cello
Martin Löhr cello
Olaf Maninger cello
Martin Menking cello
David Riniker cello
Uladzimir Sinkevich cello
Dietmar Schwalke cello
Knut Weber cello

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