Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot


The Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot was established by Wojciech Rajski in 1982 and consists of dynamic musicians, all of whom are soloists in their own right. Its typical sound - fire, precision and lightness or, to say it with others words, vitality, discipline and elegance - is praised by the critics world-wide. Through its excellent work the orchestra has obtained an important position in German musical life.

The Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot has performed with such famous musicians as Mstislav Rostropowitsch, Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz, Krystian Zimerman, Natalia Gutman, Sabine Meyer, Wolfgang Meyer, Giora Feidman, David Geringas, Claudio Arrau, Tzimon Barto, Olli Mustonen, Igor Oistrach and Shlomo Mintz at nearly every important concert hall like the Berlin and the Cologne Philharmonic, the Gasteig and the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Hamburg Music Hall, the Musikverein Wien, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Teatro Reale in Madrid and the Kennedy Center Washington.

During the last years, the Orchestra has toured Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, many East European countries, the former Soviet Union, the USA as well as China. The Polish Chamber Orchestra Sopot was also invited to major international festivals such as in Montpellier, Prague, Warsaw, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Passau, Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Flanders, Tivoli, Copenhagen and many others.

In addition to the Orchestra's full timetable of commitments, they have produced many records with EMI, Thorofon, Intercord, Claves, Amati, Tacet, Le Chant du Monde, Midas, Wifon, and have had a number of radio and television appearances in Poland and German 3 Sat. There have been released already the first eight symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven (Tacet SACD Real Surround Sound) in the scope of a complete recording.

In 2012 the Orchestra celebrated its 30th birthday, Now they will play among others at Philharmonie Cologne, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Piano Festival Ruhr and with soloists like Reinhold Friedrich, Cédric Pescia and Krystian Zimerman.

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