“The pure string instrumentation of the Hofkapelle München sounds fabulous! Soft, supple, bouncy, the chapel has power and tempo!”
Kölner Stadtanzeiger (April 2022)
The Hofkapelle München has earned an outstanding reputation as a top ensemble of historical performance practice, especially for the repertoire of the German Baroque and German Classical periods. Under the artistic direction of conductor Rüdiger Lotter, the Hofkapelle München performs on major stages such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, “De Singel” in Antwerp, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles or the NOSPR in Katowice. The orchestra is a regular guest at renowned festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the MA Festival Bruges, the Innsbruck Festival, the Early Music Days in Regensburg, or the Warsaw Chopin Festival.
In addition to Rüdiger Lotter, guest conductors such as Reinhard Goebel, Alessandro de Marchi and Howard Arman have also taken the podium of the Hofkapelle München. The orchestra also has close ties with the Bavarian Radio Choir, the Regensburger Domspatzen, the Chorwerk Ruhr or the Chor der KlangVerwaltung München. The Hofkapelle München is also active in the field of opera. It has a long-standing partnership with the Bavarian Theater Academy, which has resulted in numerous sensational opera productions. In-house productions or co-productions of the Hofkapelle München with festival concert halls such as the Mozartfest Würzburg, the Kölner Philharmonie or the Konzerthaus Blaibach, were continued in 2022 with the opera “Der Stein der Weisen oder Zauberinsel” with financial support from the federal government. In 2024, the Hofkapelle München will stage Mozart’s “Magic Flute” in a co-production with the Herrenchiemsee Music Festival and the Blaibach Concert Hall, thus adding the most famous of all Schikaneder operas to its repertoire.
Since its founding in 2009, the Hofkapelle München has released highly successful CD productions. For example, the CD “Zauberoper” with baritone Konstantin Krimmel, released in October 2022 on the “Alpha” label, received widespread media coverage, and the CD “Le belle immagini” with Valer Sabadus, released for Sony, was awarded the Echo Klassik. The recording of the “Six Brandenburg Concertos” in 2013 was praised by critics as “exemplary”. In 2012, the Hofkapelle München also received the German Record Critics’ Award. Current CD projects include the December 2022 CD production of the opera “The Philosopher’s Stone,” which is expected to be released in late 2023, and “Mozart in Munich,” which takes a look at the relationship between Mozart and his friend Chr. Cannabich, who led the Hofkapelle Munich.