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The CAMERATA Salzburg

The CAMERATA Salzburg is one of the leading chamber orchestras worldwide. Invitations to the most important venues from New York to Beijing complement the concert activities in the Salzburg homeland.

In this country, CAMERATA is one of the regular ensembles of the Salzburg Festival and the Mozart Week. It also has its own subscription cycle in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation. With "Schubert in Gastein" the orchestra has been organising its own chamber music festival in Bad Gastein for several years. In addition to the works of Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, the repertoire naturally focuses on the works of our genius loci Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is above all the typical "Salzburg Mozart sound" that has made CAMERATA a cultural ambassador and international figurehead of the Mozart city Salzburg over the years.

Highlights in recent years have included performances at the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh International Festival and Carnegie Hall in New York. There is a special connection to the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne, the Prinzregententheater Munich as well as the Cologne Philharmonie and the Philharmonie de Paris.

Personalities such as Géza Anda, Sándor Végh and Sir Roger Norrington have shaped the CAMERATA sound. Important musicians such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heinz Holliger, Alfred Brendel, Philippe Herreweghe, Franz Welser-Möst, Pinchas Zukerman, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Teodor Currentzis, Matthias Goerne, Faz?l Say, Renaud Capuçon, Yuja Wang and Hélène Grimaud regularly perform with the CAMERATA.

Even when the orchestra was founded in 1952 by Bernhard Paumgartner, the artistic credo of each individual orchestra member was clear: making music on their own responsibility with a sense of community. A maxim that the orchestra and its members still live by today. As their greatest inspirers and long-standing leaders, Bernhard Paumgartner and Sándor Végh shaped the world-famous sound of the CAMERATA. After Végh's death, Sir Roger Norrington had a lasting influence on the orchestra as its principal conductor. Today Sir Roger is the Conductor Laureate of the CAMERATA. His successors as artistic director were Leonidas Kavakos and the French conductor Louis Langrée. Since 2016 the musicians of the CAMERATA have taken the artistic direction into their own hands. Led by their concertmaster Gregory Ahss as "primus inter pares", the musicians search together for interpretation, volume, rhythm, subtleties and sound. In this way, the CAMERATA retains a "joy of playing that is contagious" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) in the seventh decade of its existence. The CAMERATA regularly performs with its artistic partners Renaud Capuçon, François Leleux and Faz?l Say and also invites guest conductors, such as Andrew Manze, Lionel Bringuier and François Leleux, to collaborate with it in the current season.

Record and CD recordings with renowned labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, DECCA, Sony or Warner Classics - many of which have been awarded important prizes - bear witness to the excellent quality and musicality of the musicians of CAMERATA, who come from more than 20 nations.


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