Gramophone Classical Music Award

We are ›Orchestra of the Year 2023‹!

The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen has won the Gramophone Classical Music Award ›Orchestra of the Year 2023‹ for its first Haydn CD ›London Symphonies‹ with Principal Conductor Paavo Järvi. We are overjoyed at this news which is an immense honour that means a great deal to us. Not only because the British Gramophone Awards among the most important awards in classical music in which the Kammer­philharmonie has surpassed such major orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris – but because it is an audience award.

We are absolutely overwhelmed and at the same time very proud of our audience, which supports us so passionately and is always enthusiastic about the orchestra’s work. The nomination alone is due to the many years of support from our loyal audience. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all those who have participated in such large numbers and voted for our orchestra: Thank you for making this wonderful award possible!

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Honoured and Signed

Tarmo Peltokoski receives exclusive contract

As recently as the beginning of October, Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the Opus Klassik and the title ›Young Artist of the Year‹ for his joint recording of Oskar Böhme’s ›Trumpet Concerto op. 18‹ with trumpeter Matthias Höfs and the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. Now this 23-year-old has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, according to whom Peltokoski has secured a place among the »leading conductors of the day«. Grammophon President Dr. Clemens Trautmann is also impressed, »His energy and natural authority are stunning. Tarmo’s sense for hidden musical subtleties and voices in otherwise familiar scores is deeply fascinating.«

Tarmo Peltokoski has recorded his first album – Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 35, 36 and 40 – with our orchestra. It is due to be released by Deutsche Grammophon in May 2024. »It is a gift to perform Mozart with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, and a dream to record these three symphonies« explained this newly appointed exclusive artist at the signing ceremony. The Kammer­philharmonie discovered Peltokoski in 2021 thanks to a workshop organised during the pandemic and was enthusiastic about this extraordinarily multi-talented young Finn from the very beginning. Tarmo Peltokoski has been Principal Guest Conductor since the beginning of 2022, the first holder of a position created especially for this purpose and unprecedented in the orchestra’s long history.

We are thrilled about these multiple honours for Tarmo Peltokoski and offer our heartfelt congratulations!

Obituary

Dr Klaus Brandmeyer

It is with great sadness and heartfelt gratitude that we bid farewell to Dr Klaus Brandmeyer, our long-time associate, valuable advisor and former member of the Board of Trustees.

Klaus Brandmeyer was regarded as an unrivalled authority on brand management and brand positioning and as a gifted rhetorician. The media even liked to refer to him as the »brand pope«. With his engaging nature and charismatic personality, he also left an indelible mark on the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen as an enthusiastic concertgoer and in his one-time role as a member of our Board of Trustees. Above all however, Klaus Brandmeyer was also the »brand pope« for us. With his outstanding expertise and passion for the orchestra, he was instrumental in the development of the ›Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen‹ brand and played a decisive role in shaping it.

Klaus Brandmeyer, who was still active in his brand consultancy agency until just a few years ago, has now passed away at the age of 84. Our thoughts are with his family.

New on CD

Mozart Symphonies

»Tarmo Peltokoski is already considered one of the world’s best in his field.«
Deutsche Grammophon

With the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, this highly acclaimed Finnish conductor makes his debut as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist – available in stores worldwide from 31 May.

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Next Concert

en passant

The next live introductory event will happen on 10 September at 8 p.m. in the Kaminsaal of the Friedensgemeinde Bremen (Humboldtstraße 175, 28203 Bremen). Kammer­philharmonie viola player Anja Manthey will lead ›en passant‹ through an entertaining evening, offering you dynamic insights into the forthcoming concert programme ›Music for a better world‹.

Entry is free of charge and wheelchair access is possible.

We would appreciate a regristration in advance via info@kammerphilharmonie.com. Of course, you can also visit the introduction spontaneously.

As always, there is  a good chance to meet the conductor and/or the soloist personally – lastly Iiro Rantala, Antti Tikkanen and Minna Pensola, Tarmo Peltokoski and Elim Chan or Duncan Ward visited during this opportunity.

Honoured and Signed

Tarmo Peltokoski receives exclusive contract

As recently as the beginning of October, Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the Opus Klassik and the title ›Young Artist of the Year‹ for his joint recording of Oskar Böhme’s ›Trumpet Concerto op. 18‹ with trumpeter Matthias Höfs and the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. Now this 23-year-old has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, according to whom Peltokoski has secured a place among the »leading conductors of the day«. Grammophon President Dr. Clemens Trautmann is also impressed, »His energy and natural authority are stunning. Tarmo’s sense for hidden musical subtleties and voices in otherwise familiar scores is deeply fascinating.«

Tarmo Peltokoski has recorded his first album – Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 35, 36 and 40 – with our orchestra. It is due to be released by Deutsche Grammophon in May 2024. »It is a gift to perform Mozart with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, and a dream to record these three symphonies« explained this newly appointed exclusive artist at the signing ceremony. The Kammer­philharmonie discovered Peltokoski in 2021 thanks to a workshop organised during the pandemic and was enthusiastic about this extraordinarily multi-talented young Finn from the very beginning. Tarmo Peltokoski has been Principal Guest Conductor since the beginning of 2022, the first holder of a position created especially for this purpose and unprecedented in the orchestra’s long history.

We are thrilled about these multiple honours for Tarmo Peltokoski and offer our heartfelt congratulations!

New on CD

Mozart Symphonies

»Tarmo Peltokoski is already considered one of the world’s best in his field.«
Deutsche Grammophon

With the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, this highly acclaimed Finnish conductor makes his debut as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist – available in stores worldwide from 31 May.

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Highlights 2024

Resonant and intense

From ›Earthly Love‹ to ›Music for a Better World‹ and ›Inspiring Virtuosity‹: in the 2024 season, you can experience the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with propitious programmes, outstanding international guests and a significant anniversary. Paavo Järvi has been chief conductor of the orchestra for 20 years - a unique, special connection that we want to celebrate and honour as part of our subscription concerts. You can also look forward to a concert series in which we dare to go ›Back to the Beginnings‹, as well as selected chamber music programmes and many other first-class concert highlights. Secure your tickets online or via our customer service. Advance sales start on 2 January 2024.

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Our recommendation: All 9 Beethoven symphonies and the overtures in first class SACD quality on 6 CDs complete with a detailed booklet in an elegant presentation box.

You can also find a large selection of CDs, DVDs, vinyl in our customer service, Langenstraße 16.

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Customer Service

Unfortunately we have also been affected by the shortage of suitably qualified staff. For this reason, our customer service hours are being temporarily reduced.
Naturally, you can still contact our customer service by email in the usual way. Your enquiry will be answered as quickly as possible. Concert tickets, CDs or DVDs are still available around the clock in our online shop!

We will keep you informed of the return to regular hours as soon as possible. Many thanks for your patience.

Langenstr. 16, 28195 Bremen
Tel. +49 (0)421 32 19 19
info@kammerphilharmonie.com

Opening hours
Tue. + Thu. 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. and
Thu.              4.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Happy to help

Customer Service

Unfortunately we have also been affected by the shortage of suitably qualified staff. For this reason, our customer service hours are being temporarily reduced.
Naturally, you can still contact our customer service by email in the usual way. Your enquiry will be answered as quickly as possible. Concert tickets, CDs or DVDs are still available around the clock in our online shop!

We will keep you informed of the return to regular hours as soon as possible. Many thanks for your patience.

Langenstr. 16, 28195 Bremen
Tel. +49 (0)421 32 19 19
info@kammerphilharmonie.com

Opening hours
Tue. + Thu. 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. and
Thu.              4.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

London cheering at the BBC Proms

There was a special buzz in the air on this concert evening at the Royal Albert Hall, even prompting the audience to sing along during the encore: for their performance at the legendary BBC Proms, The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen together with their ›Artistic Best Friend‹ Pekka Kuusisto and Swedish citternist Ale Carr delivered a rousing classical music extravaganza. Under the baton of the charismatic conductor and violinist, their performance of Andrea Tarrodi’s onomatopoeic string piece ›Birds of Paradise‹ together with an unconventional interpretation of Beethoven’s First Symphony and Vivaldi’s ›Four Seasons‹ produced a »firework of improvisation« (BR Klassik). Such an abundance of musical passion not only met with the rapturous applause of the London audience in the hall, but was also enthusiastically followed during the public live transmission on Bremen’s station forecourt.

Kurier, Vienna

»… The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is without a doubt one of the most interesting ensembles around today.«

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