Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra

Volker Hartung, conductor



Our phenomenal success on February 6th in the completely sold-out Cologne Philharmonic:
After 3 years of sad Covid absence, we are now happily back, greet our Cologne audience with Vivaldi, Mozart, Smetana and get huge applause with standing ovations after each part of the program!

Many thanks to our loyal fans, to the soloists Liza Basoff, Filippo Faes and Anna Gertsel and the fabulous orchestra!

Best regards until next time!



Cross-Over Concert in Bremervoerde


On July 15 at 7 p.m., was a special highlight after last year's success. The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra and Volker Hartung presented a classical open air concert at the lake.
Volker Hartung invited to a journey back in time to the 'Golden Twenties' and their ingenious swing music from Broadway to Berlin.
These musicians immersed themselves in the playing style and sound aesthetics of the time and play in a unique playing style the best hits of the swing era from the original arrangements, framed by classical hits and virtuoso solo pieces by Monti and Sarasate.




Concert Performance in Cologne Philharmonic Hall „Kölner Philharmonie“ with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Since its foundation in 1972, the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra has been well known in the classical scene. Under its umbrella, a unique platform has emerged that gives young professionals the increasingly rare opportunity to participate in extraordinary concert projects beyond the limits of their studies and professional life. It works under the musical direction of its artistic director, Volker Hartung, and guest conductors. It is managed by a non-profit association that supports the orchestra's mission as a musical ambassador and promoter of a peaceful world by integrating numerous foreign young artists living in Germany.

The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra has been enchanting audiences and won people's hearts for 50 years with its unique interpretation style, characterized by spirit, vivacity, and faithful rendition.
Musicians from all over the world have made the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra their artistic home, most of them superbly talented graduates of the Rhineland conservatories and prize winners at international competitions.
This orchestra continuously undertakes numerous and most successful concert tours abroad.
Since it cooperated with the British virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy from 1997 to 1999, the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra is widely seen as an orchestra that belongs in the upper echelons of classical music.

BarcaPalau1-web Perforance in Palau de la Musica in Barcelona

HH-Totale-web Concert in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle

Koeln_Panorama Kopie