“Everything is alive with this ensemble, both fresh and free.”
Captivating audiences everywhere with its unique style of music-making since 1980, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is one of the world’s leading orchestras. With Artistic Director, Paavo Järvi, at the helm since 2004, the orchestra have performed at prestigious festivals such as BBC Proms and Aix-en-Provence and toured the world to places such as France, Vienna, Luxembourg, Russia, Canarias, North America, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.
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 is permanent guest orchestra at the Elbphilhar-monie Hamburg, Festival Orchestra of Kissinger Sommer, first Orchestra in Residence of Rheingau Music Festival and was Deutschlandradio Kultur Orchestra of the Year in 2016.
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”