Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

“confidently authoritative style, making the smallest gestures possessive of the most dramatic power” (BBC)

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Overview

In 1999, two members of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), concert master Radoslaw Szulc and double bass player Karl Wagner, along with thirteen like-minded string soloists, decided to found together a new chamber orchestra in time for the 50th anniversary of the symphony orchestra. The core of their repertoire comprises the oeuvre for string orchestra, with additional windplayers added for smaller symphonies and solo conertos. Thus a flexible collective of virtuosic players was formed, dedicated to the chamber music ideal expressed by the absence of a conductor.

The musicians play standing while Radoslaw Szulc

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In 1999, two members of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), concert master Radoslaw Szulc and double bass player Karl Wagner, along with thirteen like-minded string soloists, decided to found together a new chamber orchestra in time for the 50th anniversary of the symphony orchestra. The core of their repertoire comprises the oeuvre for string orchestra, with additional windplayers added for smaller symphonies and solo conertos. Thus a flexible collective of virtuosic players was formed, dedicated to the chamber music ideal expressed by the absence of a conductor.

The musicians play standing while Radoslaw Szulc leads as the artistic director primus inter pares. Their first concert series in 1999/2000, in the Prinzregententheater, Munich, received enthusiastic critical acclaim by press and audience resulting in TV and CD productions. The ensemble, known for its homogenous and lush string sound, is now in its thirteenth season, having established itself as an important part of Munich’s musical life.

The Kammerorchester often collaborates with distinguished soloists such as Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin, Shlomo Mintz, Sabine Meyer, Mischa Maisky and Lars Vogt. They also frequently appear in the major musical centres and festivals of Europe. HarrisonParrott worked with the orchestra for recent tours to France, Germany and Turkey.