The year 1995 marked the beginning of a course adjustment: Thomas Hengelbrock was elected as the first ›artistic director‹ of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and from that point on he polished the image of the successful ensemble.
After beginning his career as a violinist, Thomas Hengelbrock gained important artistic inspiration through his work as assistant to Witold Lutoslawski, Mauricio Kagel and Antal Dorati and his participation in Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Concentus Musicus. The Freiburger Barockorchester, which he co-founded in 1985, performed under his direction until 1997.
Thomas Hengelbrock has been music director of the Vienna Volksoper since the 2000/2001 season.
Through its work with him, the orchestra broadened and refined its wide-ranging stylistic approach by performing on instruments of different periods. In addition to concerts, this collaboration was particularly successful in opera productions such as ›Don Giovanni‹ at the Bonn Opera in 1995, Mozart's ›Zaide‹ at the Bremen Music Festival in 1996 and an unusual cooperative project with the Freiburger Barockorchester in May 1997.
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