The Australian National Academy of Music has announced that violinist Harry Ward is the winner of the 2021/2022 Karajan Academy Place under ANAM’s Academy Program.

Ward will take up the two-year position in Berlin in early 2021. He will attend classes, be mentored by long-standing, experienced members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and perform chamber music with them. He will also give a significant number of performances with the full orchestra.

Harry Ward. Photograph © Pia Johnson

“Throughout his time at ANAM, Harry has displayed all the necessary skills to fulfil such a role to the highest level. He is an exceptionally talented violinist, accomplished chamber musician and skilled orchestral player. He has proven his leadership potential and we believe he will excel in Berlin surrounded by a collection of the world’s finest musicians as colleagues and mentors, alongside opportunities to perform in one of the world’s great orchestras,” said ANAM Artistic Director Nick Deutsch.

Speaking to LimelightWard says: “It is such an honour to be accepted into the Karajan Academy. I have grown up listening to the BPO and so it will be...