London Times

"If there is such a thing as Nirvana, these musicians will make their way there!"

Die Welt

"Probably Berlin's most unique and famous ensemble"

Albrecht Dümling "Der Tagesspiegel"

"The twelve cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra owe their existence to the transgression of boundaries, and we can expect to be further astonished by them."
"The particularity of this ensemble - and probably its unique characteristic world-wide - is the collaboration of twelve superb soloists, who through many years of practice together have become a unified, coordinated team."

Klaus Geitel "Die Welt"

"Congratulations on the 20th birthday of Berlin's most original, and at the same time most world-famous ensemble: the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, the "Glorious Twelve", who, in the sold-out, cheering Philharmonic play, so to speak, their very own serenade."

Habakuk Traber

"The cellists are the secret kings, philosophically speaking, the "conditio sine qua non". This also makes them strong as a group. The twelve cellists are, without exception, soloists with their own personalities, and at the same time, excellent chamber musicians."

Leipziger Volkszeitung

"Romantic, ingratiating harmonies convey beauty and melancholy. In addition, there is their security of intonation, dynamic flexibility and infectious joy in playing. In brief: the Twelve Cellists seem to be led by a single hand."

Freie Presse

"The Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic at the Ludwigsburger Palace Festival - flawless ensemble playing!"
"Each is a master of his art, and each takes on leading parts, while also having to toil over accompaniment figures. Twelve sworn soloists playing together - its simply spellbinding, and on such evenings, glowing stars seem to fall from the heavens."

Westfälische Rundschau 1999

"Their sumptuous sound and unique fame have inspired many composers to write for them. The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic are a fantastic ensemble!"


"The incomparable sound of 48 strings ranging from low C to harmonics high above the stave, combined with bowing, plucking, and tapping, excercies its fascination on the increasingly overwhelmed listener"