The year starts con brio in the Berliner Philharmonic Hall with the Gala concert of the Spectrum Concerts Berlin series with Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsin, Torleif Thedéen, Jens Peter Maintz, Sasha Sitkovetsky, and Gareth Lubbe. Hartmut Rohde will perform viola concertos by Carl Maria von Weber and Cecil Forsyth and Alessandro Rolla further in the year. Tours will take him to Korea, Ireland, Romania, Italy and the USA. He will be conducting the chamber orchestra of the University of the Arts Berlin with works surrounding the Wiener Schule by Arnold Schoenberg. He looks forward to several invitations for masterclasses in festivals such as Ljubljana, Sion, London, and the USA. In October he is artistic director of the international Max Rostal competition in Berlin for violin and viola.