Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

 “Full of young energy and keen to open the classical music experience to a new audience" (Revue musicale Swisse, January 2015)

Contacts

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Overview

Founded in 1942 by Victor Desarzens, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne has collaborated with eminent international artists such as conductors Ernest Ansermet, Günter Wand, Paul Hindemith, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi and Jeffrey Tate, as well as with soloists such as Isaac Stern, Radu Lupu and Martha Argerich. Its previous artistic directors are Victor Desarzens, Armin Jordan, Lawrence Foster, Jesús López Cobos and Christian Zacharias. Bertrand de Billy is the principal guest conductor of the orchestra and Joshua Weilerstein will begin his tenure as their Artistic Director in the 2015/16 season.

The OCL performs around 100 concerts each season at the

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Founded in 1942 by Victor Desarzens, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne has collaborated with eminent international artists such as conductors Ernest Ansermet, Günter Wand, Paul Hindemith, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi and Jeffrey Tate, as well as with soloists such as Isaac Stern, Radu Lupu and Martha Argerich. Its previous artistic directors are Victor Desarzens, Armin Jordan, Lawrence Foster, Jesús López Cobos and Christian Zacharias. Bertrand de Billy is the principal guest conductor of the orchestra and Joshua Weilerstein will begin his tenure as their Artistic Director in the 2015/16 season.

The OCL performs around 100 concerts each season at the Salle Métropole in Lausanne, its place of residence, as well as throughout Switzerland and abroad. Thus the ensemble has performed at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Alte Oper in Frankfort, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as at festivals such as the BBC Proms in London, the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, the International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and the Istanbul Festival.

HarrisonParrott was delighted to manage the OCL’s visit to the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival in June 2015, where the orchestra performed an all-Mozart programme directed by violinist Arabella Steinbacher and with violist Maxim Rysanov.