‘With the COE, I don’t feel I’m a conductor anymore. I feel I’m a musician who can make music with them.’
— Bernard Haitink, Conductor

Honorary Members

Over the years, the COE has developed particularly close and mutually enriching relationships with some conductors and soloists, working with them several times per season for many years. This is the case of Bernard Haitink †, Nikolaus † and Alice Harnoncourt, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir András Schiff, all Honorary Members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Please click on the thumbnails below to find out what they have said about the COE.

Bernard Haitink †, Conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt †, Conductor
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Sir András Schiff, Pianist


The COE has performed with many internationally renowned conductors and you can read some of their testimonials about the Orchestra by clicking on their photos.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Ivan Fischer, Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Sir Antonio Pappano
Robin Ticciati, Conductor


The COE has also performed with many world-class soloists and directors. Please click on the thumbnails to find out more about their impressions of the COE.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pianist
Emanuel Ax, Pianist
Lisa Batiashvili, Violinist
Joshua Bell, Violinist
Renaud Capuçon, Violinist
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Isabelle Faust, Violinist
Janine Jansen, Violinist
Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Violinist
Alisa Weilerstein, Cellist
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