The Süddeutsche Zeitung reveres him as an ‘icon of early music’, and the New York Times applauds him as a ‘light in a sea of mediocrity’. Reinhard Goebel specialises in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries; As an expounder of period performance practice for both early music ensembles and modern orchestras, and as an endless fount of knowledge about gems of the repertoire, he is a world-renowned specialist.
In May 2018 he was named artistic director of the Berliner Barock Solisten with whom he pursued an intensive artistic collaboration for years.
Their new recording of the Brandenburg Concertos for Sony Classical (2017) was acclaimed by the press. Eleonore Büning, on SWR2 radio: ‘It’s as romantic as the legendary first recording, just as sensual, stormy, sparkling, resounding. It’s more radical in its tempi, but totally undogmatic as to the old big questions of instrumentation and tuning. And it goes a good deal further in phrasing, timbre, the transparency of the musical interplay and the interpretation of the tonal language.’ The recording was awarded with the Opus Klassik 2018.
Reinhard Goebel was the founder of the legendary Musica Antiqua Köln, whom he directed for 33 years. As a conductor, his unique way of amalgamating passion for music with meticulous musicological knowledge, inspires, captivates and polarises today’s orchestral scene. When asked in interview whether too much knowledge might be harmful to music, he answers, ‘That’s not possible. Knowledge is the source of all inspiration! It’s staggering. […] Knowledge intoxicates, and more knowledge is yet more intoxicating.’ (VAN magazine, 2.3.2016).
In forthcoming seasons, he is looking forward to musical encounters with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the German Radio Symphony Orchestras in Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich and Saarbrücken as well as several tours with Berliner Barock Solisten, among others.
Reinhard Goebel has worked with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskappelle, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Berliner Barock Solisten, the German Radio Symhony Orchestras in Frankfurt, Cologne, Hanover, Munich, Leipzig and Saarbrücken, the Academy of Ancient Music as well as the Taipei, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He is principal guest conductor of the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic in Augsburg, and in 2010 succeeded Nicolaus Harnoncourt as professor at the Salzburg Mozarteum.
Tobias Feldmann has captivated audiences with orchestras such as the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Museumsorchester Frankfurt, the Residentieorkest Den Haag, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. His long list of collaborators include conductors such as Marin Alsop, Christoph König, Gilbert Varga, Nicholas Milton, Hannu Lintu, Nicholas Collon, Łukas Borowicz, Michel Tabachnik, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Toshiyuki Kamioka, and Nicolás Pasquet.
As an avid chamber musician, Tobias Feldmann appears regularly in a variety of ensembles, performing at high-profile festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Tongyeong International Music Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Schubertiade Hohenems and the Schleswig-Holstein Music festival.
In April 2014, he released his debut CD featuring works by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Bartók and Waxman with GENUIN, which immediately attracted widespread praise and attention from the international press and critics alike. His second recital recording with pianist Boris Kusnezow was released in 2017. Tobias’ third album released his first concerto recording in May 2018 featuring the concerti of Sibelius and Rautavaara with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royale de Liege with Alpha Classics.
In 2018/19 Tobias Feldmann debuts with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona, the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and at the Ascona Festival and tours extensively in Europe. In addition, he will also concertize with his string trio together with Lise Berthaud and Julian Steckel.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is the resident orchestra at Colston Hall, performing a series of concerts here every year. Since its foundation in 1893 the ensemble has worked with such historic figures as Bartok, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, and Vaughan-Williams, among many others. The orchestra gives over 150 performances each year, collaborating with world-class conductors and soloists keeping them at the forefront of the UK orchestral music scene.
The BSO is proud to serve the communities of South and South West England, as well as appearing on many of the world’s great stages including Carnegie Hall, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; and Musikverein, Vienna. Since the first pioneering recordings in 1914, the BSO now has over 300 recordings to its name. Releases include a critically-acclaimed collaboration with James Ehnes and the top-selling classical recording of 2012 in partnership with Nicola Benedetti.
Away from the concert hall and recording studio, the orchestra is committed to engaging new audiences through their education and community department, BSO Resonate. BSO musicians also take part in an extensive array of community outreach projects.