“Enchanting diversity of sound”;, “intimate and sensitive ensemble playing”, and “top class”, are just some of the many positive press reviews of concerts given by Gürzenich Chamber Orchestra (GCO).
The origin of the GCO stems from the Gürzenich Orchester Köln - a symphony orchestra with a rich tradition spanning 150 years. It is the orchestra in residence at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and has worked with numerous distinguished conductors such as Felix Medelssohn-Bartholdy, Richard Strauss, Hermann Abendroth, Günther Wand, Kurt Masur oder Gustavo Dudamel. The orchestra has also been awarded a number of important prizes for recordings in recent years.
as other famous orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic or the Gewandhaus
its formation, engagements for the GCO followed quickly - from charity concerts
for UNICEF, to children's concerts as part of the ‘Cologne Triennale’ festival
with Sir Peter Ustinov and Konrad Beikircher. They have appeared with the
conductor James Conlon, and the soloists like Frank Peter Zimmerman, Bernd
Glemser or Michaela Petri and have performed a variety of programmes without a
conductor, including works by Bartok and Stravinsky. Since then, the GCO has
been playing regularly in the subscription concert series in the