What started as an unusual solution for the radio ensembles of formerly divided Berlin has in the meanwhile become an integral part of the German orchestral and choral landscape.

4 Ensembles
200 Concerts
200.000 Visitors
1,8 Mio. Listeners

The top ensembles of the ROC

The Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre gGmbH Berlin (ROC) is the result of taking responsibility for preserving the musical excellence of the four ensembles after the reunification of Germany. In this way, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin can continue through the present day to fulfill the musical promise that they gave Berlin, Germany and the world.

Since the ROC was founded in 1994, it sees itself as a service provider creating the structural and financial condictions to enable and foster the artistic processes of the individual ensembles.

Its four ensembles play over 200 live concerts annually for more than 200,000 concertgoers, reaching more than 1.8 million listeners around the world via radio, as well as numerous users of streaming platforms.

Music from Berlin, music for the world

With the ROC, Germany's largest ensemble group was founded, bringing Berlin's musical message to the world.


Classical music and experiment

Safeguarding historical works is just as much our mission as developing new, creative formats that are fully committed to the modern era.

Luther Dancing with the gods
dso silvesterkonzert
rias kammerchor

Culture serves the common good

Music is a universal language that we convey in our work with children and young people. We also realise inclusion projects and support socially disadvantaged people. Because living together side by side is always part of culture.

Symphonic Mob DSO
Juri Tetzlaff

Our team

Our musicians render great artistic work – our team in the organisation ensures smooth operations in the background, providing them with the freedom to deploy all their energies for music.

Anselm Rose

Managing director

Anne Sophie Beyrer

Commercial manager and authorised signatory

Stephan Reineke

Speaker of the managing director

Ute Hänel

Head of visitors' service

Johanna Brücker

Press and media work

Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Ott

Orchestra director

Clara Marrero

Orchestra director

Rachel-Sophia Dries

Choir director

Bernhard Heß

Choir director

Our partners

The ROC is one of the largest organisers of classical concerts in Germany. Its four ensembles reach listeners in Berlin, Germany and all over the world – whether in the concert hall or over the radio. This robust presence is only possible by bringing together the strengths of its four shareholders. Deutschlandradio is the majority shareholder with 40%, followed by the Federal Republic of Germany with 35%, the state of Berlin (20%) and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (5%). The necessary financial expenditure for the four ensembles is thus spread across several partners. At the same time, all sides profit from the exceptional artistic quality.