Musicians of the orchestra on stage at the Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker


Askonas Holt’s relationship with the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker has spanned decades. We have managed many concert tours for the orchestra in Europe and Asia, including numerous visits to London, under the batons of Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado and Herbert von Karajan among others conductors

Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Askonas Holt arranged concerts in cities as diverse as London, Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo. In 2015 the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrated Sir Simon Rattle’s 60th birthday in style with a week-long London residency both at the Barbican Hall and at the Royal Festival Hall. In May 2018 the orchestra performed their final concerts in London with Sir Simon as Music Director at the Royal Festival Hall.

Berliner Philharmoniker returned to London with their new Music Director Kirill just a few months later to perform together for the first time at the BBC Proms in September 2018

November 2018 and 2019 saw the orchestra touring in Asia under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel and Zubin Mehta.

In November 2023 Berliner Philharmoniker returned to Asia for their first tour conducted by Kirill Petrenko, including two concerts in Seoul and ten concerts throughout Japan.


  • Nov 2023

    Berliner Philharmoniker Kirill Petrenko (conductor) Seong-Jin Cho (piano) PROGRAMMES: REGER Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132, STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201, BERG Three Pieces for orchestra, Op. 6, BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 BEETHOVEN Piano concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul | Rexxam Hall, Takamatsu | Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, Nagoya | Arcrea HIMEJI, Himeji | Festival Hall, Osaka | Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Kawasaki | Suntory Hall, Tokyo