NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

“Krzysztof Urbański’s fresh, clear conducting style perfectly matches the orchestra's culture which Thomas Hengelbrock has successfully established within the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester as their Principal Conductor” (Spiegel)

Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Overview

Founded in 1945, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester not only has its own concert series in Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel and Wismar but has also won worldwide recognition through numerous internationally acclaimed CD recordings and tours within Europe, in Asia and in the USA.

Currently under the leadership of Thomas Hengelbrock, previous Principal Conductors have included Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Günter Wand, Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi. In 2015 Krzysztof Urbański took up the position of Principal Guest Conductor and he toured for the first time with the orchestra to Poland and France in spring 2016. In 2017, they tour across Japan together with Alice Sara Ott and Sayaka Shoji, at the 36th edition of the prestigious Toshiba Grand Concert.

Founded in 1945, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester not only has its own concert series in Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel and Wismar but has also won worldwide recognition through numerous internationally acclaimed CD recordings and tours within Europe, in Asia and in the USA.

Currently under the leadership of Thomas Hengelbrock, previous Principal Conductors have included Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Günter Wand, Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi. In 2015 Krzysztof Urbański took up the position of Principal Guest Conductor and he toured for the first time with the orchestra to Poland and France in spring 2016. In 2017, they tour across Japan together with Alice Sara Ott and Sayaka Shoji, at the 36th edition of the prestigious Toshiba Grand Concert.

Formerly named NDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester performed at the inauguration of the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie on 11 January. As the resident orchestra, they play a major role in the development of Elbphilharmonie’s musical profile.

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Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Reviews

“The strings sounded fine and the brass rose gorgeously, mellow, and wonderfully embedded from the orchestra and was, to boot, executed superbly.” (Forbes, February 2017)

“The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra revealed itself as a first-rate group, possessing a radiantly confident brass section and strings capable of producing a toffee-rich tone.” (New York Times, January 2017)

“The weightless opulence of the orchestra, the richness of the timbre and the impeccable cohesion of each stand make one quiver with admiration.” (La Croix, March 2016)

“The strings sounded fine and the brass rose gorgeously, mellow, and wonderfully embedded from the orchestra and was, to boot, executed superbly.” (Forbes, February 2017)

“The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra revealed itself as a first-rate group, possessing a radiantly confident brass section and strings capable of producing a toffee-rich tone.” (New York Times, January 2017)

“The weightless opulence of the orchestra, the richness of the timbre and the impeccable cohesion of each stand make one quiver with admiration.” (La Croix, March 2016)