Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
The Bamberger Symphoniker (Bamberg Symphony Orchestra) is a world-famous orchestra from the city of Bamberg, Germany. It was formed in 1946. Most of the musicians who formed the orchestra were Germans who had been forced to leave Czechoslovakia after the World War II. Most of them had previously been members of the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague.
The Bamberger Symphoniker have a large modern concert hall in Bamberg which was opened in 1993. They give many concerts there, but they also do a lot of touring to all parts of the world. Their conductor is Jonathan Nott who is an English conductor. Every three years the orchestra organize a "Gustav Mahler Conducting Prize". This is a competition for young conductors. The competition first took place in 2004.
The orchestra have made several CD recordings.
Principal conductors[change | change source]
- Jonathan Nott (2000-present)
- Horst Stein (1985-1996)
- Witold Rowicki (1983-1985)
- James Loughran (1979-1983)
- Eugen Jochum (1969-1973)
- Joseph Keilberth (1949-1968)