What a sound! From the very first note, the Chamber Orchestra Vienna ─ Berlin truly makes you sit up and notice.
Since its foundation in 2008 the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin looks back on an unprecedented story of success. Consisting of leading members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic under the artistic direction of Rainer Honeck (concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic) the ensemble fascinates both audience and press with its unique music ideal. The musicians combine the specific sound beauty of both top orchestras in their agile, chamber music-like playing.
The most sought-after soloists of our times, such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Jonas Kaufmann, Yuja Wang, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuri Bashmet, Yefim Bronfman, Antoine Tamestit, Denis Matsuev, Rudolf Buchbinder, Daniel Müller-Schott, and Gautier Capuçon, enjoy the exceptionally subtle common music-making with the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin.
Great joy of interaction is written in the face of each individual.
The cornerstone for this ensemble was laid by Sir Simon Rattle with his wish to conduct a joint concert by the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics for his 50th birthday: the common playing was so inspiring that the desire for continuing this experience immediately arose. From this idea the “Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin” was born.
The selected musicians from both orchestras meet regularly to perform pieces neglected by the great philharmonic repertoire in chamber orchestra strength. Tours already led the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin to leading international concert venues from Moscow to Amsterdam, from Milan to Helsinki. The orchestra celebrated its first US appearance in 2019. The concerts there with Anne-Sophie Mutter were the crowning conclusion of a spectacular tour that saw enthusiastic audiences in 25 venues, e. g. the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Vienna Musikverein, in Athens, Madrid, Lucerne, and Berlin.
For the artist agency Dr. Raab & Dr. Böhm it is a huge pleasure and honor to support this extraordinary ensemble from the very beginning in the organization and realization of their various projects. After the first CD rondo (Sony, 2012) with works by Schubert and Mozart, the second recording is going to be released in 2020 by Deutsche Grammophon: together with Denis Matsuev the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin recorded works by Shostakovich, Schnittke and Lutosławski.