17. AUGUST‒ 07. SEPTEMBER 2024

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (© Julia Baier)

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is one of the world’s leading orchestras, inspiring audiences across the globe with their unique sound. The Estonian Conductor Paavo Järvi has been its artistic director since 2004 – making Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie a »Dream team« (NDR Kultur) for 20 years now.

Next to Järvi, the young finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski, who won an Opus Klassik award in the autumn of 2023, became the first Principal Guest Conductor in the orchestra’s history in 2023.

A highlight of the collaboration with chief conductor Järvi was their joint landmark Beethoven project, to which Järvi and the orchestra devoted ten years. It resulted in highly acclaimed performances across the globe and garnered international praise for the recordings. Beethoven was followed by a phenomenal Schumann cycle. Since 2015, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen has focussed on the composer Johannes Brahms with Paavo Järvi. A highlight of the Brahms project was the internationally acclaimed performance of the Requiem on 10 April 2018 in Bremen Cathedral, exactly 150 years after its premiere. In October 2019, »The Brahms Code« was released - a Deutsche Welle/Unitel TV/DVD documentary about the Brahms project - which won the Silver Award at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards and was voted Best Music Film 2020 by the jury of the German Record Critics' Award.

Their current project centres around Joseph Haydn’s London Symphonies. In December 2022, the Kammerphilharmonie and Järvi embarked on an Asian tour with the London Symphonies, starting in Hamburg and travelling to Japan and South Korea via Vienna. The spring of 2023 saw the release of »The Shakespeare of Music«, the first CD with two of Haydn’s twelve London Symphonies, leading to them being given the special »Orchestra of the Year« award by the British magazine Gramophone.

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen has been honoured repeatedly with awards such as the Echo, Opus and Diapason d’Or for its recordings and their unique Future Lab, a driving force for development and by now a worldwide movement. For years, the orchestra has developed close musical friendships with international soloists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, Igor Levit and Hilary Hahn.

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen has been one of the resident orchestras of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg since it opened in 2017 and has been the resident orchestra of the Kölner Philharmonie for many years. In 2019, the orchestra was the first orchestra in residence at the Rheingau Music Festival and was honoured with the Rheingau Music Prize for its pioneering projects and for making history in the field of musical interpretation.


Events of this Artist


21.Aug.24, 7:30 pm

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (Großes Haus)



27.Sep.24, 8:00 pm

Die Glocke (Großer Saal), Bremen