Friday (6/19) on, Catherine Hickley reports, “Martin Hoffmann, a German television producer, will take over from Pamela Rosenberg as the director of the Berlin Philharmonic after her contract expires in 2010, the Berlin regional government said. Hoffmann, who is 49 and a lawyer by profession, has led the television production company MME AG since 2004. Before that, he was an executive at SAT. 1, a private television channel belonging to ProSiebenSat1. Media AG, according to a statement from the state of Berlin sent by e-mail today. Hoffmann ‘is the right person to support us on our creative journey,’ Simon Rattle, the chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, said in a statement. Rosenberg announced last year that she would not seek to extend her contract at the Berlin Philharmonic beyond 2010 because she wants to spend more time on individual projects.”

Posted June 19, 2009