Concert Performance in Cologne Philharmonic Hall
The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra (Junge Philharmonie Köln) was founded in 1972. It is composed of graduates of the most important German Rhineland Conservatories. They are superbly gifted young players who, once they have finished their studies, wish to experience the reality of a practical musical life playing chamber music and symphonic repertory at highest level before entering their careers as soloists or as members of some philharmonic orchestra. In the last decades it has given more than 4000 concerts with different programs and with varying formations throughout the world.
In Germany the Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra has realized 12 television programs and has recorded numerous records. Since 1981 it has made many tours through most european countries, thus making it well known, especially in Great Britain, France and Spain, countries in which it finished by enjoying the friendship of numerous friends and admirers.
The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra gave its symphonic debut in the most important concert halls throughout Germany during January 1990 with outstanding success.
Since then the Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (»Chambers«) and its symphonic formation are both working constantly during their seasons, soloists of the Philharmonic group being the members of the chamber orchestra in over 100 concerts per year taking place in all parts of the world.
It’s visits to almost every continent on earth has allowed their young musicians to gain vast experiences both as soloists and as orchestra players, which enables them to stand the test of concert performances for large audiences rising above themselves.