The Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg, founded in 1974, has borne this new name since 2004, when it was officially recognized as a state orchestra.

The orchestra

For thirty-seven years, thanks to the tireless energy and determination of its founder and mentor, Professor Joseph Groben, as well as the unfailing support of the Ministry of Culture and its partners, the orchestra has had the privilege of performing on numerous occasions, accompanying prestigious soloists as well as major choirs; the orchestra is also an official ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg abroad.

The extensive experience gained by the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg over the years has endowed it with all the key strengths that enable it today to continue its ongoing missions, but also — and more importantly, through the rigorous work and unfailing commitment of each and every one of its members — to open new paths, taking bold routes through the seasons to come, and to pledge to continue their intense endeavour to reach out to a diverse, demanding public, both within Luxembourg and internationally.
The chamber formation, which is flexible in terms of the numbers of members who participate in each performance, is fully determined to share the wealth of modes of musical expression of our times with the public. Collaborative work with artists from a number of very varied musical horizons, including jazz, world music, and variety, along with new approaches with diversified forms of expression (theatre, dance, multimedia and more) bring formidable artistic contributions that feed into what always was and will remain the traditional orchestra repertoire: baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary works, and most notably, first performances of Luxembourg composers.

The ensemble has reached a peak of excellence over the years, the fruit of the continued work of their principal conductors, such as David Reiland, Nicolas Brochot and Pierre Cao, to name only the most recent among them.

Today, Jean Muller is the artistic director of the orchestra, which plays under the baton of its chef conductor, Florian Krumpöck.

The OCL is in residence at the Kinneksbond in Mamer.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume holds the High Patronage of the Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg.

Florian Krumpöck

Chief conductor

Widely renowned for his immense pianistic talent as well as for his gifts as a conductor, Florian Krumpöck is an exceptional figure on the international musical scene. The son of a cellist and an art historian, he was privileged at a very early age to study with some of the finest contemporary pianists as teachers, including Rudolf Buchbinder, Gerhard Oppitz and Elisabeth Lenskaja. Daniel Barenboim, who after hearing him at an audition, exclaimed “What a marvellous pianist!” inspired him to go into conducting, and to include a large range of symphonic works and operas in his repertoire.

In 2011, Krumpöck was appointed Musical Director of the Rostock Volkstheater and of the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, making him one of Germany’s youngest musical directors. Orchestras he has directed include the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra (in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein), the Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, the Royal Danish Orchestra, and the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz.

The wide range of recordings he has made testify to the varied activities this versatile artist practises.

Since the summer of 2015, he has held the position of Director of the Festival Kultur.Sommer.Semmering. in Lower Austria. Since September 2017, Florian Krumpöck has held the position of principal conductor of the OCL.

Musicians

Pascal Monlong

Concert master

Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1

Lyonel Schmit

Concert master

Philippe Villafranca

Concert master

Anastasia Milka

Violin

Johann Sebastian Bach - Chaconne

Dominique Poppe

Violin

Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto

Solomiya Storozhynska

Violin

Gustav Mahler - 5th Symphony ``Adagretto``

Karen O`Brien

Violin

Richard Strauss - Alpensinfonie

Carole Leyers

Violin

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto No. 1

Isabel van Grysperre

Principal 2nd violin

J.S.Bach - Partita

Laura Meier

Violin

Robert Schumann – Sonata in A Minor

Antonio Quarta

Violin

Eugène Ysaÿe - Ballade

Violetta Musinschii

Violin

Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1

Corinne Gerend

Violin

Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky - Violin Concerto No. 1

Catherine Boulot

Violin

Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky - Violin Concerto No. 1

Nikita Gerkusov

Principal viola

Jean-François Mein

Viola

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata

Joanna Madry

Viola

Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei

Judith Lecuit

Principal cello

Pau Casals - Song of the Bird

Anna Origer

Cello

Franz Schubert - Arpegione

Maria Kulowska

Cello

Szymon Brzóska - The Wanderer

Philippe Petiot

Principal double bass

Ludwig van Beethoven - 5th Symphony

Patricio Banda

Double Bass

Emma Landarrabilco

Flute

Aniela Stoffels

Flute

Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Emmanuell Teutsch

Oboe

Bohuslav Martinu - Oboe Concerto

Seung-Kyung Lee Blondel

Oboe

Robert Schumann - Three Romances

Sebastien Duguet

Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Malou Garofalo

Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Jean-Paul Dietz

Bassoon

Audrey-Anne Hetz

Bassoon

Richard Strauss - Duet Concertino Basson & Clarinet

Claire Kalisky

Horn

Wolfgang Thomas

Trumpet

Claude Origer

Trombone

Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky - 6th Symphony

Christopher Hastings

Kettledrum and percussion

AC DC - Back in Black

Genevieve Conter

Harp

Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols

Management

Florian Krumpöck Chief conductor
Jean Muller Artistic director
Silvia Ebert General coordinator
Antonio Quarta Production

Board of directors

Erna Hennicot-Schoepges Honorary president
Guy Dockendorf President
Adrien Jung Vice-president
Paul Meyers Treasurer
Jeannot Waringo Member

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