Orkiestra Kameralna Polskiego Radia Amadeus (= OKPR, the Chamber Orchestra "Amadeus") was founded in Poznań by Agnieszka Duczmal in 1968. Initially it worked under the patronage of "Jeunesses Musicales" and later of the Poznań Music Society.
In 1977 the Orchestra became a full-time employed group of the Polish Radio and Television. Since 1988 the Orchestra has been conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal as the Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio "Amadeus". The breakthrough in the Orchestra's history was winning the Herbert von Karajan Silver Medal at the International Meeting of Young Orchestras in West Berlin in 1976.
The Orchestra co-operates with world famous soloists, takes part in festivals, makes numerous tours of Europe, both Americas, Asia and the Far East and performs in the most famous concert halls in the world (including e.g. La Scala).
The Orchestra regularly makes records for the Polish Radio (over 8000 minutes of music covering repertoire ranging from baroque to the contemporary times), also for foreign radio and television channels, like e.g. BBC (London), CBC (Montreal), NDR, WDR, SFD, the Mexican radio and more than 5 hours of music for 1 Channel of French TV.