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 make 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 2017. In his first two seasons, he has already impressively demonstrated the enormous breadth of his proficiency and the great agreement that has grown up between him and the orchestra.
The high points of his second season included a staged version of Händel’s Messiah in the Berlin Philharmonie and interpretations of Johannes Brahms’s symphonies acclaimed by both the public and the press. In the 2019-20 season, the DSO music director will shift his focus to Antonín Dvořák’s oeuvre, as well as turning increasingly to works by American and contemporary composers.