Freiburger Barockorchester

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The Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, FBO) can look back on a success story lasting over 25 years: From student beginnings, within a few years an internationally-recognized orchestra developed which now performs regularly at leading concert halls and opera houses. Since May 2012 the “Freiburger”, together with their colleagues from ensemble recherche, have been able to enjoy an internationally unique home: the Ensemblehaus Freiburg, a music workshop and think tank for two top ensembles in the early and contemporary music scene under one roof. The FBO continuously collaborates with important artists such as René Jacobs, Andreas Staier, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christian Gerhaher, and Pablo Heras-Casado. The artistic success of these musical partnerships is manifested in numerous CD productions and the receipt of prominent awards, such as the ECHO Classical German Music Prize 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, the Edison Classical Music Award 2012 and 2013, the Gramophone Award 2011 and 2012, as well as the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2009. Under the artistic directorship of its two concert-masters Gottfried von der Goltz and Petra Müllejans, and under the baton of selected conductors, the FBO presents itself with about one hundred performances per year in a variety of formations from chamber to opera orchestra: a selfadministrated ensemble with its own subscription concerts at Freiburg’s Concert Hall, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, and Berlin’s Philharmonie and with tours all over the world.

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