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The COE is appointed Orchestra-in-Residence at the Esterhazy Palace from 2022

In 2022 the internationally acclaimed Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) will assume their role as the new orchestra-in-residence at the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt. The ensemble was selected by a group of six world-renowned musicians and cultural managers in a multistage process. The residency is for a period of three years during which the orchestra will undertake at least four concert projects per year in the Haydn Hall of the Esterházy Palace.


Future releases: Second Harnoncourt box-set and Sibelius on video with Paavo Berglund

We are thrilled to let you know that we have started working on a second COE/Harnoncourt box-set, to be released next year and which will feature symphonic repertoire recorded live over the years at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, with the exception of one symphony which was recorded at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. More information about the repertoire on this box-set will be communicated early in the new year. We are also hoping to release a DVD set of our Sibelius Symphonies with Paavo Berglund recorded by Finnish TV at the Helsinki Festival in 1998.


Schubert Symphonies (COE/Harnoncourt/Styriarte, Graz, 1988): reviews

In November, we released a 4-CD box-set of the Schubert Symphonies, recorded live by the Austrian Radio (ORF) in 1988 with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival in Graz. Since the release, we are delighted that the critics all seem unanimous so far and have received this box-set with great enthusiasm.


New: Schubert Symphonies with Nikolaus Harnoncourt (July 1988)

We are delighted to let you know that we will be releasing a 4-CD box-set at the start of November on the ICA label featuring all Schubert Symphonies, performed LIVE with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival in Graz in July 1988. This cycle represents an important milestone in the life of COE and of our 30-year long association with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.


New Beethoven Complete Works CD box-set by Warner Classics

On 29th November 2019, Warner Music releases its first-ever Beethoven Complete Works in an 80-CD box-set. We are delighted to feature on a significant number of discs, particularly with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as well as alongside Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Gidon Kremer amongst other soloists.


New Magic Flute recording released on 2nd August 2019

Deutsche Grammophon has now released the 6th installment of its collection of Mozart’s late operas. This follows recordings of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Grammy Award Nomination), Le Nozze di Figaro (Grammy Award Nomination & Echo Klassik Award) and La Clemenza di Tito, all recorded at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and featuring tenor Roland Villazon.


‘Orchestra of the Year’ nomination

We are truly delighted, moved and honoured to have been nominated with seven other terrific ensembles for the 2018 “Orchestra of the Year” Award by Gramophone.


Release of La Clemenza di Tito

Our residency at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus this year for the concert performances of The Magic Flute coincides with the release of La Clemenza di Tito, following last year’s recorded performances.

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