(2021) GRISCHUNS DAL COR
Graubünden is home to a professional orchestra in Switzerland which is as diverse as the canton itself. The Kammerphilharmonie has been heard in the city and countryside for over 30 years - in village squares, churches and dance halls, by the young and old. While paying special attention to local composers of the past and present, classical masterpieces are presented in symphony concerts with chamber music, film music, family concerts, and the “Side by Side” project with amateur musicians rounding off its varied endeavors.
The orchestra has been under the direction of the conductor Philippe Bach since 2016.
Philippe Bach, conductor
Philippe Bach studied French horn at the Musikhochschule Bern and the Conservatoire de Genève, as well as orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Zürich with Johannes Schlaefli. In 2005 he was the recipient of a fellowship from the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and was Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
A winner of the 2006 Jesús López-Cobos Conducting Competition, he subsequently became assistant to López-Cobos at the Teatro Real in Madrid from 2006-2008 and First Kapellmeister and Deputy Music Director at Theater Lübeck from 2008-2011. Since 2011 Philippe Bach is Music Director (GMD) at Das Meininger Theater. In parallele, he also holds the positions of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Chur, Switzerland and Chief Conductor of the Berner Kammerorchester. A regular guest with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Szczecin Philharmonic and the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Philippe Bach has conducted many major European Orchestras.
Sebastian Bohren, violin
Sebastian Bohren made his Lucerne Festival debut in 2018. As a soloist he performs a wide-ranging repertoire that runs from Bach to the present day and appears regularly with orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Festival Strings Lucerne, under Mario Venzago, Andrew Manze, Elim Chan, James Gaffigan, Patrick Lange, Andrew Litton and Gábor Takács-Nagy. Sebastian Bohren plays a violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in Parma in 1761, the “Ex-Wanamaker-Hart”.
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