Orchestra and conductor â€“ a symbiotic relationship
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremenâ€™s rise from being an insiderâ€™s tip in the culture section of the quality press to Â»one of the leading international orchestrasÂ« (BBC, 2003) has been accompanied and influenced by a series of notable conductors, each of whom has contributed significantly to the ensembleâ€™s development. From 1988 onwards, the orchestra worked with Principal Guest Conductors Mario Venzago, Heinrich Schiff and JiĹ™Ă BÄ›lohlĂˇvek, and in 1995 Thomas Hengelbrock was appointed the first Artistic Director. The breakthrough came during Daniel Hardingâ€™s tenure as Music Director.
Under the direction of Paavo JĂ¤rvi or distinguished guest conductors â€“ and on occasion in the best chamber music tradition with no conductor at all â€“ The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen can be heard on concert stages and at festivals both nationally and internationally. For 10 years (up to 2014), The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was â€şOrchestra in Residenceâ€ą at the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn; it is currently Orchestra in Residence of the Elbphilharmonie Concerts in Hamburg and in 2017 will begin its residency as Festival Orchestra of the Kissinger Summer. In 2016, the Kammerphilharmonie was crowned first â€śOrchestra of the Yearâ€ť by Deutschlandradio Kultur.