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Interviews
29 Mar 2011

Christian Schneider (UNICEF) in conversation with Andreas Wittmann (11 min.)

As a result of numerous concert tours and personal contact, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle feel a close connection to the Japanese people. The musicians were therefore extremely saddened to heard about the impact of the tsunami in March 2011. In order to raise funds for the victims, they gave a benefit concert in aid of UNICEF’s emergency relief in Japan, together with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim. Since 2007, the Berliner Philharmoniker has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In our video, Andreas Wittmann, orchestra board member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, talks with Christian Schneider, Executive Director of UNICEF Germany.

The concert