La Folia Barockorchester

© Martin Förster
© Martin Förster

La Folia – this term of the baroque era focusses on wildness, fury, jollity and generally on an artistic attitude of liberality and excessive creativity.

Since their foundation in 2007 the La Folia Barockorchester vitalises on period instruments the international music scene. Whether in a chamber music instrumentation or with baroque opulence, whether with instrumental music or together with vocal soloist – the aspiring young orchestra under the direction of the violinist Robin Peter Müller stands for energetic and overwhelming interpretations of the music from the 17th and 18th century. Historically informed the musicians are looking for opportunities to transfer the emotions and contents of the past centuries into contemporary interpretations which have thrilled both audience and critics alike.

The ensemble cooperates regularly with renowned instrumentalists and singers like Hille Perl, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Regula Mühlemann, Mahan Esfahani and Jan Vogler, Dorothee Oberlinger, Dorothee Mields, Anna Prohaska, Maurice Steger and Stefan Temmingh.

Founder and director Robin Peter Müller, born in Dresden, is one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation performing on period as well as on modern violin.Within a short period he led La Folia Barockorchestra to international reputation.



„Standing Ovations für einen überragenden Countertenor mit einem erlesenen Orchester und für ein spannendes, die interpretatorischen Grenzen durchaus tangierendes Programm.“

Die Nordwest-Zeitung, 31.08.2019

„Ein wunderbarer Abend mit Riesenbeifall.“

Weser Kurier, 22.09.2019


03 – 14 September 2025 & 2nd half of January 2026
with Regula Mühlemann, soprano

From the Baroque era to contemporary pop culture, Cleopatra is a leading figure who ignites fantasies, allows power strategies to be studied and through whom history has become noticeably more feminine and colourful. Together with the celebrated soprano Regula Mühlemann, the La Folia Baroque Orchestra creates a multi-faceted image and psychogram of this historical figure and her interpretation in the Baroque era.

Works by C. H. Graun, G. F. Händel, J. A. Hasse, G. Legrenzi, D. Scarlatti, A. Vivaldi  

Regula Mühlemann © Ulrich Werner

14 – 22 December 2025
with Windsbacher Knabenchor // Ludwig Böhme. conductor // Miriam Feuersinger, soprano // Marie Henriette Reinhold, altus / Daniel Johannsen, tenor // NN, bass

J. S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

Windsbacher Knabenchor @ Anne Hornemann



8 Sep 2022
Wigmore Hall London
Robin Peter Müller, direction & violin / Carolyn Sampson, soprano

with works by Carl Heinrich Graun, Giovanni Legrenzi, Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, etc.

16 Sep 2021
Lausitz Festival
Robin Peter Müller, direction & violin / Elisabeth Breuer, soprano / Tim Mead, countertenor

G.-B. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater f-Moll, P.77
J.-S. Bach: Kantate »Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden«, BWV 1083

10 Sep 2021
Harbour Front Literaturfestival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Robin Peter Müller, direction & violin / Anna Prohaska, soprano / Carolin Emcke, text

Anna Prohaska and the La Folia Barockorchester provided musical answers to questions between love and loss from eight centuries. Together, the author and the musicians celebrated “Celebration of Life in Death” on that evening at HARBOUR FRONT SOUNDS and gave expression to hope and grief in times of pandemic.

Dr. Carolin Emcke © Andreas Labes

6 + 27 Aug 2019
Festwochen Innsbruck, Musikfest Bremen
Robin Peter Müller, direction & violin / Bejun Mehta, countertenor

G. F. Händel: Ouverture, March and Arias of Cesare from the opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” HWV 17

Bejun Mehta © Marco-Borggreve