Chamber Orchestra of Europe

"The finest chamber orchestra in the world" (BBC 2 Television) © Julia Wesely

Acknowledged as “the finest chamber orchestra in the world” (BBC 2 Television), the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was founded in 1981 by a group of young musicians graduating from the European Union Youth Orchestra. Of that original group, thirteen remain in the current core membership of around sixty.

Performances are given regularly in the major cities of Europe and occasionally in the USA and the Far East. The COE has strong links with the Lucerne Festival and also with many of the major concert halls in Europe. These include the Philharmonie de Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden.

Over the years the COE has performed with many of the world’s greatest artists. The Orchestra developed especially close relationships with the late Claudio Abbado and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Now, it is fortunate to be working very closely with Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir András Schiff, who are all Honorary Members, and has forged strong artistic partnerships with Pierre Laurent Aimard, Lisa Batiashvili, Janine Jansen, Vladimir Jurowski, Leonidas Kavakos, Sir Antonio Pappano and Robin Ticciati.

 

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe works with all the major recording companies and, in just over thirty-five years, has recorded over 250 works. It has won numerous prizes for its recordings including three Gramophone Record of the Year awards and two Grammys. The COE was the first Orchestra to create its own label, COE Records, in association with ASV Records, now distributed by Sanctuary/Universal Music.

The COE is a private orchestra which receives invaluable financial support from a number of Friends including particularly the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Concerts 2020:
25th of May 2020 – Kammermusiksaal Berlin – Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major op. 47 »Kreutzer Sonata« and Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D 810 »Death and the Maiden« (Renaud Capuçon, violin)
08th of June 2020 – Piano Festival Ruhr (Konzerthaus Dortmund) – Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major op. 19,  No. 1 in C major op. 15 and No. 3 in C minor op. 37 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)
09th of June 2020 – Piano Festival Ruhr (Philharmonie Essen) – Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major op. 58 and No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)
10th of June 2020 – Mozart Festival Würzburg (Residenz, Kaisersaal) – Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73 and No. 4 in G major op. 58 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major KV 201 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)
12th of June 2020 – Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg – Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major op. 15 , No. 2 in B-flat major op. 19 and No. 3 in C minor op. 37 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)
13th of June 2020 – Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A KV 201 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4in  G major op. 58 and No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73 and No. 4 in G major op. 58 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)

Biography:
COE Biography 2019

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