The chamber orchestra Hamburger Solisten (Hamburg Soloists) was founded in 1995 on initiative of the cellist and conductor Emil Klein with the intention of creating a highly-qualified orchestra for special chamber-musical and solo tasks. In June of the same year the first CD appeared on the label Arte Nova BMG - at the same time also the first complete recording of J. Haydn's Divertimenti.
In the following years the Hamburger Solisten have made more than 20 CD recordings for Arte Nova BMG with works of Antonio Vivaldi, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel, Dmitri Shostakovich, Johannes Brahms etc. in co-operation with renowned musicians, such as Rainer Moog, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Lutz Leskowitz, Carlos Mena, Hellen Kwon, Arnon Wiezel, etc.
Connected by the common passion and love for the music, the 15 members of the ensemble pursue the artistic inheritance of the early deceased Emil Klein the necessary search for the roots of the compositions, intensive for a style-faithful interpretation. In their concerts as well as their recordings, the Hamburger Solisten prove over and over again their virtuosity as well as their high artistic level.
Their tours to Spain, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Korea and the USA, in addition to invitations to perform chamber music in renowned festivals such as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig Holstein, Festival Internacional de Musica in Ayamonte, Festival Internacional de Santander etc. have established the reputation of the Hamburger Solisten as a successful ensemble, which leaves traces, which resound for a long time with the listener.