Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Biography

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe is one of the top smaller orchestral ensembles in the world.

It was formed in 1981 by a group of young professional musicians based in Europe. At that time an international trend was developing to establish permanent orchestras of between 30 and 60 members, smaller than the usual symphony orchestra, but the right size to play many Classical- and Baroque-era works and numerous works for smaller orchestras
Read more composed in the twentieth century.

Although many of the founding members have gone on to important positions in standard orchestras and prominence as solo artists, most of them have remained with the COE since then. The orchestra's schedule usually calls for 150 days a year of commitment, including rehearsals, appearances at major music festivals, individual concerts, and limited tours (mostly in Europe, but sometimes to North America and Japan).

The orchestra is a self-governing organization. Its 50 members elect, annually, a four-man executive committee, who are responsible for business and artistic management of the COE, together with a chairman and general manager. There is no principal conductor, music director, or artistic adviser. Instead, its members bring their widely diverse backgrounds to their gatherings and make suggestions as to repertory. The COE, however, commonly performs with a conductor. A stellar array of maestros have led them. The ones most closely linked to them are Claudio Abbado and Nikolas Harnoncourt (who have recorded a Schubert and a Beethoven symphony cycle, respectively, with the COE). However, other famous conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Heinz Holliger, Paavo Berglund, Edo de Waart, and Herbert Blomstedt, have appeared on the COE's podium, in just one typical year.

The COE records frequently and won Gramophone Record of the Year awards three times, for the above-mentioned Beethoven and Schubert cycles and for their work on Abbado's recording of Rossini's Il Viaggio ŕ Reims.

It is not identified with a particular city, but has a working relationship with a number of orchestras and rehearsal-performance venues, including the Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie in Berlin, Ferrara Musica in Italy, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and the Styriarte Festival in Graz and the Salzburg Festival, where the members often assemble to work and perform. Read less
Mendelssohn & Schumann: Violin Concertos / Widmann, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Release Date: 09/09/2016   Label: Ecm  
Catalog: 002552402   Number of Discs: 1
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    Mendelssohn & Schumann: Violin Concertos / Widmann, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 002552402 Release Date: 09/09/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Carolin Widmann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 2.
    Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro / Pisaroni, Nezet-Seguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002511102 Release Date: 07/08/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Angela Brower,  Thomas Hampson,  Sonya Yoncheva,  Christiane Karg  ... 
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 3.
    Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002503602 Release Date: 06/03/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Umberto Giordano  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Marilyn Horne,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Mirella Freni  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Henry Lewis,  Richard Bonynge,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Schubert: The Edition, Vol. 1
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002447802 Release Date: 02/12/2016   Number of Discs: 39
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Elena Kremer,  Emil Gilels,  Oleg Maisenberg,  Valery Afanassiev  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Eduard Melkus,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart,  Amadeus Quartet  ... 
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  • 5.
    Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002412702 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giacomo Puccini,  Friedrich von Flotow  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Hans Sotin,  Robin Leggate  ... 
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Claudio Abbado,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Carlos Kleiber  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Haydn / Abbado, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002347102 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Adolph Herseth
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Damrau, Villazon, Prohaska
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002347402 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Diana Damrau,  Franz-Josef Selig,  Rolando Villazón,  Paul Schweinester  ... 
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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    Schubert / Abbado
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002347202 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Thomas Quasthoff,  Barbara Bonney,  Andreas Schmidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Ernst Senff Chamber Choir,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung  ... 
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  • 9.
    Maria Joao Pires - Complete Concerto Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002281502 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires,  Christine Schäfer
    Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine,  André Previn,  Claudio Abbado,  Frans Brüggen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 10.
    Sacred Music  - Bach, Beethoven, Haydn / John Nelson  [4-dvd Set]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2075118 Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Lucy Crowe,  Jonathan Beyer,  Werner Güra,  Lisa Milne  ... 
    Conductor:  John Nelson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic,  Netherlands Radio Chamber Chorus,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 11.
    Distant Light -  Bach, Vasks: Violin Concertos / Renaud Capucon
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 632322 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Peteris Vasks
    Performer:  Renaud Capuçon
    Conductor:  Renaud Capuçon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 12.
    Schumann: The Symphonies / Nezet-Seguin, COE
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002027502 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 13.
    Claudio Abbado - Three Classic Albums
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001999502 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte / Villazon, Erdmann, Nezet-Seguin
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001871202 Release Date: 08/20/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Mojca Erdmann,  Rolando Villazón,  Angela Brower,  Miah Persson  ... 
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 16.
    Chopin: Piano Concertos / Pires
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001819002 Release Date: 04/02/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
    Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine,  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Top 50 Favourite Classical Chillout Tunes
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94659 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Antonín Dvorák,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Klára Würtz,  Sara Crombach,  Wladislav Warenberg,  Alexander Goldenweiser  ... 
    Conductor:  Dirk Vermeulen,  Paavo Järvi,  Roy Goodman,  Gil Sharon  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prima La Musica,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Hanover Band  ... 
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  • 18.
    Brahms: Symphonies / Berglund, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1229 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 19.
    Forever Domingo
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001784502 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Agustín Lara,  Nicholas Brodszky,  Salvatore Cardillo,  Ernesto Lecuona  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Sherrill Milnes,  Piero Cappuccilli,  Nicolai Ghiaurov  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcel Peeters,  Karl-Heinz Loges,  Herbert von Karajan,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Mozart 111 [55-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001766872 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Emil Gilels,  Elena Gilels,  Maurizio Pollini  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  James Levine,  Herbert von Karajan,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Daniel Hope - Complete Warner Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564660542 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Alban Berg,  Benjamin Britten,  Maurice Ravel,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Sebastian Knauer,  Gaurav Mazumdar,  Asok Chakraborty  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Watkins,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Camerata Salzburg
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  • 22.
    Haydn: Insanae Et Vanae Curae; Mozart: Requiem; Ave Verum Corpus
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 660707 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Frances Bourne,  Carys Lane,  Paul Badley,  Matthew Brook
    Conductor:  Nigel Short
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 23.
    Edita Gruberova: The Teldec Recordings
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 662047 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 24.
    Rossini: Operas / Claudio Abbado [9-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001676502 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Luigi Roni,  Stefania Malagú,  Renato Cesari,  Enzo Dara  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus  ... 
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  • 25.
    Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Solti, Fleming, Von Otter, Pertusi
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001616102 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Adelina Scarabelli,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Renée Fleming,  Frank Lopardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  London Voices
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