Camerata Salzburg Hitting the right note is paramount for any speaker - for musicians it is existential. The art, the challenge, the essence are to be found beyond interpreting the ''visible'', what is in the score. This is where the reality of music begins. It was this guiding principle which the legendary violinist Sándor Végh gave to the ensemble, originally founded in 1952 by Bernhard Paumgartner, and which shaped the Camerata's stylistic identity from 1978 until Végh's death in 1997. Sir Roger Norrington has been chief conductor from 1997 until 2006. Following to Sir Roger Norrington, who will stay in close contact with the orchestra as ''Conductor Laureate'', Leonidas Kavakos was Artistic Director from 2007 to 2009. From the season 2011/12 Louis Langrée has been appointed Chief conductor of the Camerata Salzburg.
Over 60 years of orchestra history have matured the Camerata into a tradition-filled chamber orchestra. Yet it consists of young, motivated musicians who, according to the Swiss Neue Zürcher Zeitung, ''play with a commitment and a joy in music-making which is infectious...''. The Camerata Salzburg is exceptional --- musically, socially and organisationally. The ensemble is a mirror image of the international world through which it travels. Its over 20 nationalities reflect various their cultures, but all are united by the universal language of music. This isunderscored by a considerable achievement: the 80 plus concerts which they play each year are nearly all privately financed - a rarity in Europe.
Further established fixtures are the orchestra's own subscription concert series in Salzburg as well as at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. In 2011/12 the Camerata Salzburg started it's co-operation with the famous Salzburg percussion talent Martin Grubinger. Season 2012/13