The Konzerthaus Kammerorchester was founded in 2009 and consists of members of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. It performs its own concert series in the Konzerthaus and has already worked with well-known soloists, including Misha Maisky and Daniel Hope.
The Kammerorchester would like to “take a chance on more democracy”. Whether in the selection of its programmes and instrumentation, or the choice of soloists and conductors – all members are involved in making the decisions. Conventional hierarchies found in large symphony orchestras, which classify musicians as soloists, principals and tuttists, are abolished. Merely the position of the concertmaster has been maintained so that democracy does not turn into anarchy.
The first highly acclaimed CD of the Konzerthaus Kammerorchester titled “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons” (Deutsche Grammophon / Universal), featuring violinist Daniel Hope as soloist, enjoyed several chart successes in many countries.
Further recordings of the Kammerorchester on the Berlin classical label “b-sharp” can be purchased exclusively at the Konzerthaus.