Freiburger Barockorchester

© Marco Borggreve

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra can look back on a success story lasting almost thirty years and is a popular guest at the most important concert halls and opera houses. A glance at the ensemble’s concert calendar shows a diverse repertoire played at a variety of venues, ranging from the Baroque to the musical present and from Freiburg to the Far East.

The Freiburgers’ artistic credo, however, remains unchanged: the creative curiosity of each of them, with the intention of playing a composition in as lively and as expressive a manner as possible.

© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve


Under the artistic directorship of Gottfried von der Goltz and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and under the baton of selected conductors, the FBO presents it-self with about one hundred performances per year in a variety of formations from chamber to opera orchestra: a self-administrated ensemble with its own subscription concerts at Freiburg’s Concert Hall, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, and Berlin’s Philharmonie and with tours all over the world.

The FBO continuously collaborates with important artists such as Christian Gerhaher, Isabelle Faust, René Jacobs, Pablo Heras-Casado, Andreas Staier and Kristian Bezuidenhout and has a close alliance with the label harmonia mundi. The artistic success of this musical partnership is expressed in numerous CD productions and the receipt of prominent awards.


Andreas Richter Cultural Consulting represents the FBO in Asia and Great Britain.

Concerts 2018/19
12th + 13th September 2018 Musikfest Bremen – Georg Friedrich Händel: »Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno« HWV 46a
08 October 2018 Wigmore Hall – works by Rebel, Rameau, Clémrambault and others (Plamena Nikitassova, Sandrine Piau, Sebastian Wienand)
27th November 2018 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie / opera in five acts (concert version) (Sir Simon Rattle, Elsa Dreisig, Anna Prohaska, Katharina Kammerloher, Magdalena Kožená, Reinoud van Mechelen, Gyula Orendt, Peter Rose, Chor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin)


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