Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
In May 2000 Henrik Schaefer was chosen by Claudio Abbado to be his assistant with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has had numerous opportunities to conduct the orchestra. He made guest appearances with orchestras in Hiroshima, Prague, Amsterdam, Israel, the Scharoun-Ensemble and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor with the Dutch Radio Orchestras. Since 2002 Paul Watkins has fast become recognized as one of Britain’s most promising young conductors. In the past four years he has conducted virtually all of Britain’s symphony and chamber orchestras. He is also active outside the UK.