The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

“Everything is alive with this ensemble, both fresh and free.” (Der Standard, December 2015)

Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Overview

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, one of the world's leading orchestras, has delighted audiences worldwide with its unique musical style and energy. With its Artistic Director, Paavo Järvi, at the helm since 2004, HarrisonParrott is proud to arrange international tours throughout the world for the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. The Beethoven Project cemented the special relationship between Paavo Järvi and the Orchestra - they received unprecedented critical acclaim for their Beethoven symphony cycle recorded on CD for Sony/BMG and for their pioneering DVD documentary, 'The Beethoven Project' by the German Wave which won 15 international awards. In 2010 they received the Honorary Diploma of the German Record Critics Prize. 

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, one of the world's leading orchestras, has delighted audiences worldwide with its unique musical style and energy. With its Artistic Director, Paavo Järvi, at the helm since 2004, HarrisonParrott is proud to arrange international tours throughout the world for the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. The Beethoven Project cemented the special relationship between Paavo Järvi and the Orchestra - they received unprecedented critical acclaim for their Beethoven symphony cycle recorded on CD for Sony/BMG and for their pioneering DVD documentary, 'The Beethoven Project' by the German Wave which won 15 international awards. In 2010 they received the Honorary Diploma of the German Record Critics Prize. 

Alongside their recording work, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Paavo Järvi have given major tours to Japan (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014), Canada and the US (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014) as well as numerous tours throughout Europe. They returned to South America in 2013 and performed a complete Beethoven symphony cycle in São Paulo. Schumann's symphonies were the next works to be explored and re-interpreted, taking the repertoire to the White Nights Festival, St Petersburg (personally invited by Valery Gergiev) in July 2011, the Beethovenfest Bonn in September 2011 and the Beethoven Festival, Warsaw in 2012. Tours in 2013 included a concert performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio in Japan, as well as their Korean debut. 2014 brought the launch of their Brahms symphony and concerto cycle which they performed in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. In 2015 they returned to Korea and toured throughout Russia, Austria, Germany, France and Poland, and in 2016 they revisited Asia with a major tour to Japan and Taiwan. Additionally, they are Orchestra in Residence at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Highlights in 2017 include a performance in Amsterdam with Janine Jansen, BBC Proms with Vilde Frang and taking their Beethoven cycle on tour to Asia.

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie has received numerous awards for its unique collaboration with the Bremen East School, including the Future Award for best social innovation in 2007. In 2008 it received the prestigious German Founders Award in the category of ‘special prize’ for its successful combination of entrepreneurship and culture. One notable accolade, the Fifth International Bremen Peace Prize, was received in November 2011 together with the Bremen East School and the Osterholz-Tenever borough as an acknowledgement of their outstanding collaborative initiative 'District-Opera'. This is the first time a Bremen-based project has been recognized with such an award.

Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Reviews

“Their account of Brahms’s serene but not untroubled Second Symphony had a tonic freshness and transparency that bowed to the grand tradition without being overwhelmed by it.” (The Arts Desk, August 2017)

“In the middle movements, sumptuous oboes, clarinets and horns relished their starring roles while the sleek, burnished strings suggested not some band of cold-eyed iconoclasts but an outfit that can, when it wishes, re-ignite the superbly purring German orchestral engine of the past” (The Arts Desk, August 2017)

“I have rarely heard a gentler or more sensitive account of Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante (K364); every phrase was nurtured with care by soloists and orchestra alike.” (Classical Source, August 2017)

“Their account of Brahms’s serene but not untroubled Second Symphony had a tonic freshness and transparency that bowed to the grand tradition without being overwhelmed by it.” (The Arts Desk, August 2017)

“In the middle movements, sumptuous oboes, clarinets and horns relished their starring roles while the sleek, burnished strings suggested not some band of cold-eyed iconoclasts but an outfit that can, when it wishes, re-ignite the superbly purring German orchestral engine of the past” (The Arts Desk, August 2017)

“I have rarely heard a gentler or more sensitive account of Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante (K364); every phrase was nurtured with care by soloists and orchestra alike.” (Classical Source, August 2017)

“The energy currents flow and intensify with each moment. Weariness is not something that this cohesive ensemble know of. They are driven only by their desire to raise our perception of Brahms. And this is what the Bremen musicians precisely achieved in this blazing evening.” (Der Tagesspiegel , December 2015)

“Seldom do you experience an orchestra where there is so much eye contact and laughter. Such enjoyment was clear from the outset of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen’s performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 … the freedom with which this orchestra played with music is quite unique." (Die Welt, December 2015)

“What matters above all is that the performances themselves are truly impressive. Here is a predominately young orchestra of exactly the right size to enable Schumann’s textures to be heard with the clarity they deserve, and clearly made up of players that care passionately about the music. Järvi brings out both its nervous excitement and yearning sensuousness with great understanding, keeping his musicians constantly on their toes and his listeners on the edge of their seats. To hear these accounts is to fall in love with the pieces all over again." [Performance *****] (Misha Donat, BBC Music Magazine, August 2013)

“The resourceful Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is evidently manned by players who listen very closely to one another, and the sound is superbly balanced. So, an unreserved recommendation.” (Gramophone, March 2012)