Classical Philharmonic Bonn

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The Classical Philharmonic Bonn (2011)

The Bonn Classical Philharmonic is a German concert tour orchestra. The current musical director is Heribert Beissel .


The orchestra was founded in 1986 by Heribert Beissel. The predecessor was the Chur Cologne Orchestra, which was founded in 1958. Between 1991 and 2001, Deutsche Telekom acted as the official sponsor. Today's orchestra is up to 60 people. The orchestra is in partnership with the Chur Cölnischer Chor in order to be able to draw on the repertoire of music for choir and orchestra.

The Wiener Klassik series

In addition to numerous stays abroad (including the USA, Japan, England, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, the Netherlands and France) and record releases, the orchestra is above all because of the subscription concert series Wiener Klassik and concerts in the Bonn area, such as the Poppelsdorf Castle Concerts, the Matinee Concerts and the New Year's Concerts in the Bonn Beethoven Hall. Contrary to what the name suggests, the Wiener Klassik concert series is not limited to the music of the Viennese Classic , but also makes use of Baroque and Romantic literature. As part of this annual concert series, concerts are held in the following concert halls:

Promotion of young talent

The second name Orchesterakademie Bonn already indicates that the orchestra is explicitly committed to promoting young talent. The orchestra sees itself as a stepping stone for young musicians who want to pave the way to larger orchestras. For example, the orchestra will be accompanied by the two winners of the International Mozart Competition in the 2011/2012 season.

Individual evidence

  1. Official website
  2. Chur Cölnischer Chor
  3. Mozarteum - Prizes and Awards ( Memento from February 17, 2011 in the Internet Archive )