Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra


Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1945 and, thanks to its combination of tradition and adventurous spirit, has had an important presence on the international orchestra scene ever since.

Matthias Foremny has been the orchestra’s principal conductor since the 2013/2014 season and he continues to expand its repertoire by re-discovering seldom performed works from all eras. Numerous internationally renowned soloists, such as Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Steven Isserlis, Nicolas Altstaedt, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Fazil Say and François Leleux, have given concerts with the orchestra.

The core repertoire of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra extends from Bach right through to 20th century compositions, and was established by the founding conductor Karl Münchinger. Alongside fresh interpretations of the repertoire, the orchestra focuses on historical performance practice with playing techniques from bygone centuries as well as on concert projects involving contemporary music. Cross-genre concerts with jazz virtuosos such as the Avishai Cohen Trio and Richard Galliano, as well as collaboration with electronic music artists, enhance its stylistic range. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra also places great emphasis on educational work and collaborations with training institutions. Tours and guest performances take the ensemble across the entire globe, to destinations including South America, Japan, Nepal and India. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was awarded the European Cultural Foundation’s European Chamber Music Prize in 2008 for its exceptional contribution to music.

The orchestra is sponsored by the State of Baden-Württemberg, the City of Stuttgart and Robert Bosch GmbH.

Last updated: March 2019