Concerto Köln Biography (Wikipedia)
Concerto Köln is a Baroque music chamber ensemble.
The group formed in 1985, one of many groups associated with the surging interest in period instruments in that decade. Its members consisted mainly of recent graduates of conservatories from across Europe. They began touring the Continent, often making appearances at major festivals. In 1992 they founded the Cologne Festival of Early Music with the aid of Deutschland Radio. They receive no government subsidies, and do not have a permanent conductor, though the group has an artistic director, Martin Sandhoff.
Their repertory stretches from early Baroque on through the Classical Era and as far into the nineteenth century as Mendelssohn. They have also done a number of collaborative works, such as a disc juxtaposing Turkish folk music with pieces in a Turkish style by composers such as Mozart. They have recorded frequently with, among others, René Jacobs, Daniel Harding, Louis Langrée, David Stern, Ivor Bolton, Marcus Creed, Christopher Moulds and Evelino Pidò.
Concerto Köln Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 1989: Prom 28
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor (extract) (BBC Proms 2016)
Ravel: Boléro (in binaural sound)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Preview Clip
Sofia Gubaidulina: The Rider on the White Horse - Preview Clip
Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor - Preview Clip
Glazunov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major - Preview Clip
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 - Preview Clip
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Preview Clip
Sean Shepherd: Magiya - Preview Clip