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Bernstein at 100 in France and Belgium 06. Dec 2017

As part of the worldwide celebrations of Leonard Bernstein's centenary, the COE gave three concerts in Antwerp, Paris and Toulouse. Jaap van Zweden, who was originally going to conduct these performances, was indisposed and replaced with the young British conductor Nicholas Collon. Renaud Capuçon, ...

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NameChamber Orchestra of Europe Founded1981
Main languageEnglish Additional languages German,  Italian,  Dutch; Flemish,  Spanish; Castilian,  Swedish,  Norwegian,  Finnish,  Danish,  Polish,  French 
musicians
Andersson, Gert-Inge (viola) - Andrada de la Calle, Clara (flute) - Bader-Kubizek, Maria (violin) - Besançon, Sophie (violin) - Björkman, Hakan (trombone) - Bjorn-Larsen, Jens (tuba) - Blankestijn, Marieke (violin) - Borrani, Lorenza (violin) - Brendstrup, Henrik (violoncello) - Brett, Fiona (violin) - Buchberger, Luise (violoncello) - Buter, Josine (flute) - Chimes, John (percussion) - Conway, Will (violoncello) - de Waal, Jasper (horn) - Dinitzen, Kim (violoncello) - Djupsjöbacka, Tomas (violoncello) - Eastop, Nicholas (trombone) - Eisenberger, Christian (violin) - Forsberg, Ulf (violin) - Frömbgen, Kai (oboe) - Frost, Rachel (oboe) - Gilmore, Benjamin (violin) - Gould, Lucy (violin) - Gould, Kate (violoncello) - Gron, Ida (viola) - Gunia, Christopher (bassoon) - Guyot, Romain (clarinet) - Harshagen, Jan (horn) - Hofert, Claudia (viola) - Jandl, Simone (viola) - Jansson, Ulrika (violin) - Juda, Iris (violin) - Kaul, Matilda (violin) - Lester, Richard (violoncello) - Lloyd, Marie (clarinet) - Olofsson, Peter (violin) - Paulsson, Fredrik (violin) - Pendlebury, Sally (violoncello) - Penny, Howard (violoncello) - Poore, Julian (trumpet) - Randell, Elizabeth (horn) - Rappaport, Joe (violin) - Richards, Peter (horn) - Roberts, Dane (double bass) - Rudner, Hakan (violin) - Saulière, Aki (violin) - Scheytt, Henriette (violin) - Senft, Enno (double bass) - Siffert, Pascal (viola) - Sommer, Dorle (viola) - Thompson, Nicholas (trumpet) - Vollam, Helen (trombone) - Walch, Martin (violin) - Wexler, Elizabeth (violin) - Wilkie, Matthew (bassoon) - Wright, Stephen (viola) - Zetterqvist, Mats (violin)

COE at Styriarte 2010
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe plays Smetana's Ma Vlast in the Helmut-List Halle, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, at Styriarte 2010 in Graz, Austria. 
Concert
2018-03-27, Seoul
Lotte Concert Hall
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Leonidas Kavakos
Soloists: Kavakos, Leonidas
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The COE at the Aldeburgh 2014 Musicircus
A number of our players took part in the Musicircus organised by the Aldeburgh Festival on 22 June 2014.  
Concert
2018-01-18, Zaragoza
Auditorio de Zaragoza
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Wang, Yuja
EVENT
Another photo session in Paris
May 2015, Philharmonie 2, Paris. Eric Richmond is at it again... 
COE at Edinburgh Festival 2013
Lorenza Borrani (violin), Pascal Siffert (viola) and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) with thw Chamber Orchestra of Europe at Edinburgh International Festival 2013, in Usher Hall. 
Schumann Symphonies CD - the Making-of
3-minute teaser of a longer documentary shot by Dominic Colchester about the recording of the Schumann symphonies in Paris in November 2012 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin 
The COE and Nikolaus Harnoncourt rehearsing at Styriarte 2010
Styriarte 2010, Graz, Austria - documentary by Gunther Schilhan on the COE rehearsals of Smetana's Ma Vlast with Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Bernard Haitink, Hakan Björkman and Helen Vollam
Mr Haitink's dream come true... He'd always wanted to try the trombone! 
Concert
2018-01-13, Reggio nell'Emilia
Teatro Romolo Valli
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Borrani, Lorenza - Wang, Yuja
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COE at Lucerne Piano Festival 2010
The COE performs a Brahms cycle at the Lucerne Piano Festival in 2010 with Bernard Haitink, at the KKL. 
COE rehearsing at Styriarte 2010
The COE rehearses Smetana's Ma Vlast with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Helmut-List Halle at Styriarte 2010 in Graz, Austria. 
The COE, Isabelle Faust and Bernard Haitink at the Barbican (June 2014)
Rehearsing with Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Krivine
February 2015, Ferrara. 
Concert
2018-01-17, Pamplona
Baluarte
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Borrani, Lorenza - Wang, Yuja
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Concert
2018-01-16, Bilbao
Sociedad Filarmonica de Bilbao
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Borrani, Lorenza - Wang, Yuja
EVENT
Concert
2018-03-28, Seoul
Lotte Concert Hall
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Leonidas Kavakos
Soloists: Kavakos, Leonidas
EVENT
COE at the South Bank Centre, London
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the South Bank Centre in 2006, for their 25th anniversary. 
Concert
2018-01-12, Brescia
Teatro Grande
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Borrani, Lorenza - Wang, Yuja
EVENT
Concert
2018-01-15, Donostia / San Sebastián
Kursaal Palace - San Sebastian, Spain
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Wang, Yuja
EVENT
Janine Jansen about the COE
After her amazing performance in Brahms's Violin Concerto with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw on 29 November 2013, Janine Jansen gives her impressions on working with the Orchestra. 
Concert
2018-08-23, Luzern
Lucerne Summer Festival
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Haitink, Bernard
Soloists: Schiff, András
EVENT
The COE in Aix-en-Provence 2014
COE concert with Martha Argerich and Emmanuel Krivine at the Grand Théâtre de Provence during the Festival de Pâques 2014 in Aix-en-Provence 
Rehearsing Mendelssohn symphonies with Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Ferrara, 2016)
The COE and Yannick Nézet-Séguin rehearse Mendelssohn symphonies in Ferrara in advance of their recording the symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon at the Paris Philharmonie a few days later (release planned for 2017) 
Concert
2018-01-11, Ferrara
Teatro Comunale - Ferrara, Italy
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Wang, Yuja
EVENT
COE and Bernard Haitink at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2012
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe completes its Beethoven Symphony cycle at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Bernard Haitink, in 2012. 
The COE at the Barbican (June 2014)
The COE, Isabelle Faust and Bernard Haitink rehearse Berg's Violin Concerto at the Barbican Centre in London. 
Concert
2018-01-20, Barcelona
L'Auditori - Barcelona, Spain
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Soloists: Borrani, Lorenza - Wang, Yuja
EVENT
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Making Music from the Heart

A short documentary about the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with members interviews and a few words by Bernard Haitink during our Beethoven cycle in Paris and Amsterdam in 2011.

 
Concert
2018-08-20, Luzern
Lucerne Summer Festival
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Holliger, Heinz
Soloists: Schiff, András - Perényi, Miklós
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Concert
2018-08-18, Luzern
Lucerne Summer Festival
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Haitink, Bernard
Soloists: Ibragimova, Alina
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The COE, Isabelle Faust and Bernard Haitink (Lucerne 2016)
Isabelle Faust and Bernard Haitink shake hands after Isabelle's brilliant interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto at the Lucerne Summer Festival 2016. 
Rehearsing with Sir András Schiff
April 2015, Lugano. 
Bernard Haitink about the COE
Bernard Haitink, interviewed by BBC Radio 3, talks about the special experience of performing the Brahms symphonies with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe 
Photo session in Paris
May 2015. The great photographer Eric Richmond is taking a few photos of the orchestra on the beautiful site of the Palais-Royal in Paris. 
The COE in Aix-en-Provence 2014
Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboïm after their surprise encore at the Grand Théâtre de Provence with the COE at the Festival de Pâques 2014 in Aix-en-Provence. 
Rehearsing Haydn's Creation (Salzburg Festival 2016)
The COE and Yannick Nézet-Séguin rehearse Haydn's Creation in advance of the opening of Salzburg Festival 2016. 
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