Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

The CCO is an ensemble of musicians from the ranks of the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw.

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Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 1987, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra (CCO) is made up of members from the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Each season, the CCO is invited to perform in all the leading concert venues in the Netherlands, such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht and De Doelen in Rotterdam. The CCO also gives regular performances outside the Netherlands. In 2016 they garnered wide critical acclaim for their tour of Germany with violinist Liza Ferschtman. Upcoming travels include tours to South-America and Spain.

History

Prior to 1987, the CCO performed under the name Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 1957, the ACO spent three decades performing in the Netherlands and abroad. They made numerous recordings with conductors such as Andre Rieu Sr., Anton van der Horst and Marinus Voorberg.

During the period 1994 – 2012, principal conductor Marco Boni led the CCO in many successful performances, tours and recordings. The recordings of Schubert/Mahler and Beethoven/Mahler String Quartets received a 5-star rating from BBC Music Magazine. Other Super Audio Recordings produced by Pentatone feature works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

Famous soloists who have performed with the CCO include Maria João Pires, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Lynn Harrel, Jaap van Zweden, Schlomo Mintz, Eliane Rodriguez and Friedrich Gulda.

In recent years, the CCO has collaborated with such national and international soloists as Liza Ferschtman, Nicolas Altstaedt, Ronald Brautigam, Marietta Petkova, Stefan Vladar, Harriet Krijgh, Lavinia Meijer, Dominic Seldis, Vesko Eschkenazy, Tjeerd Top, Alexei Ogrinthcouk, Emily Beynon, Jasper de Waal, Amihai Grosz and Noa Wildschut.

Due to increasing international interest, recent travels included concerts in Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Finland, Portugal, Japan, and India.


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