Everyone knows that Berlin is the capital of electronic music. But only few people are aware of the fact that it is also the capital of classical music. The city has three opera houses, two major concert halls and seven big symphony orchestras. Additionally, there are numerous smaller ensembles located here. There are many musicians living here, and Berlin is also home to the two biggest record companies in classical music. After all, you won’t find this kind of diversity in Paris, London, New York or Tokyo.
Berlin has also several festivals for classical music. The most important one is the Musikfest Berlin, which starts on 31 August at the Philharmonie. This year, the festival will be opened by the the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Get more information and take your chance to win 2 tickets for the concert after the jump.