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WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players
Ensemble

In 2016 five musicians of the renowned WDR Symphony Orchestra founded the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players: a string quintet with a seemingly unusual line-up of two  violins,  two  violas  and  cello  that  nonetheless  comprises  the  optimal  forces  for  combining  symphonic dimensions with the subtle refinements of chamber music

Genre
Classical
Biography

Their debut CD of the  two String Quintets by Brahms was awarded the prestigious Diapason d’or, also receiving  high praise in the international press for its ‘boundless sensuousness’, ‘refined colouring’ and ‘intensity’. Barely a year after its foundation, the ensemble was already engaged in a tour of  China, appearing in the main concert halls of Shanghai and Peking. With their concerts at the  Cologne Philharmonie and throughout Germany, their engagements at European festivals and their many radio broadcasts, the WDR Chamber Players have become ambassadors for the  WDR Symphony Orchestra. Ye Wu performs on a violin by Joseph Rocca (1861) generously lent  to her by Jianquan Ge und Peng Bai.