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Soon after it was founded in 1985, Concerto Köln won a firm place in the top rank of orchestras specializing in historical performance practice. From early on, its trade mark was to present musicologically- based interpretations in concerts with a new vitality. And so, Concerto Köln quickly found its way into the leading concert halls and to the major music festivals. Numerous tours have taken the group to North and South America, Southeast Asia, Japan, Israel and most European countries. Concerto Köln has made many recordings for various leading labels and now has a discography of ca. fifty CDs, many of which have won prestigious prizes. The size of the group varies according to program and repertoire. As the ensemble is committed to historical performance practice, it prefers to perform without a conductor. For large-scale productions such as operas and oratorios, Concerto Köln performs with conductors such as René Jacobs, Marcus Creed, Ivor Bolton, David Stern, Daniel Reuss, Pierre Cao and Emmanuelle Haïm. Other artistic partners include notable soloists such as Cecilia Bartoli, Waltraud Meier, Magdalena Kožená, Véronique Gens, Andreas Scholl and Christoph Prégardien, and the actors Bruno Ganz and Ulrich Tukur.