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Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie (Chamber Orchestra)

Born: 1990, Bavaria, Germany

From its beginning in 1990, the members of the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie (= BKP; Bavarian chamber philharmonic orchestra) were aiming to create and perform their own program concepts at the highest possible level. Two years later, the first CD recording in co-production with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company was released and won several awards from the international music press.

Since 1994 the ensemble is orchestra in residence of the festival ''L'été musical dans la valée du lot" in France. In 1996, the ensemble received the "Prix Européenes" of the European Economy culture fund

Concerts all over the world, invitations to festivals, CD productions and the collaboration with renowned conductors and soloists such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Mischa Maisky, Mario Venzago, Michel Plasson, Règis Pasquier, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Martha Argerich and Mstislav Rostropovich are testament to the high quality of the orchestra.

CD recordings have been released with companies such as Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony/BMG, Atlantis Art (Switzerland), Koch Schwann, Arte Nova, cpo and St.Louis Records/USA.

Amongst these are the world premiere recordings of the concertos for one and two horns by Antonio Rosetti. They were given five stars by the BBC Music Magazine and were awarded three times ten points at "Klassik heute". Besides their own concert series in Augsburg/Germany the orchestra played only last year with Chick Corea, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Martha Argerich, and at such renowned festivals like the Rheingau Musik Festival, the festival in Mecklenburg Vorpommern and the Munich Klaviersommer.

In 2006 the BKP released two CDs, one of which features the 100th birthday of composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann and was awarded best recording of the 12 existing world wide by BBC3 London. This summer (2008) their new CD "Armida" with german soprano Annette Dasch was released at the Salzburg Festspiele and is already listed "Best Release in 2007" in several magazines nationwide. This CD was recorded as Co-Production with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company and is Sony/BMG release. In February 2008 the recording with Reinhard Goebel and Yura Lee received the "Diapason d’or".


Source: Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




David Syrus


P-2 (2007): G.F. Handel: Cantata Armida Abbandonata, HWV 105: Arias [w/ soprano Annette Dasch]

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