“A satisfying evening of sophisticated, expressive music making with a precision ensemble as snug as the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.” | Washington Post
Formed by members of Amsterdam’s renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), Camerata RCO performs chamber music in multiple formations from duet to small chamber orchestra, with a special focus on classical and romantic repertoire for winds and strings, as well as active relationships with living composers.
It is an absolute love of chamber music that drives these musicians to divert time out of their busy schedules, as members of one of the world’s greatest orchestras, to perform together as Camerata RCO. Praised by the New York Times for their “warm, glowing performance,” the ensemble has enjoyed tremendous success in the Netherlands and abroad and now performs around 50 concerts a season internationally in music capitals such as Amsterdam, Vienna, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid, Rome and New York.
Recent highlights include a critically acclaimed tour to South Korea, a residency at the Festival Musika-Música in Bilbao, concerts in both halls of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, their UK debut in Cambridge, and a special benefit concert directed by New York Philharmonic’s music director designate and former Concertgebouw concertmaster Jaap Van Zweden.
Their ever-expanding discography on Gutman Records includes recordings of works by Corelli, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Ravel, which were highly acclaimed by the critics. Their latest CD is Bruckner 7th Symphony in ensemble version with conductor Olivier Patey, which was released in 2021.
2021 | 2022
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Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (arr. for ensemble)
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (arr. for ensemble)
Olivier Patey, conductor
Label: Gutman Records | 2021
Francis Poulenc: Aubade for piano solo and ensemble
Hector Berlioz: La mort de Cléopâtre
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16
Yu Lu, conductor
Thomas Beijer, piano
Gala el Hadidi, mezzosoprano
Label: Gutman Records | 2020
Franz Schubert: Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass, in F major, D. 803
Label: Gutman Records | 2019
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 for Ensemble
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (arr. for ensemble by Erwin Stein)
Lucas Macías Navarro, conductor
Judith van Wanroij, soprano
Label: Gutman Records | 2018