Starting in the 2024/25 season, the renowned German conductor and violinist Thomas Hengelbrock will take the helm. He steps into this prestigious role following the tenure of Lars Vogt, who sadly passed away in September 2022.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris is on the brink of a thrilling new chapter. Thomas Hengelbrock, known for his exceptional talent and visionary approach, is set to bring a fresh perspective to this esteemed ensemble.
Hengelbrock’s Illustrious Career
Hengelbrock isn’t new to the world of classical music. His journey is marked by remarkable achievements and collaborations. He founded two acclaimed groups – the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Orchestra. For over a quarter-century, these ensembles have wowed audiences globally.
His baton has led some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. These include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna and Munich Philharmonics, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, and Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. His tenure as principal conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg (2011-2018) and Orchestre de Paris (2015-2017) speaks volumes of his expertise and versatility.
In 2016, Hengelbrock’s commitment to music education was recognized with the prestigious Herbert von Karajan Music Prize. Moreover, he’s deeply involved in charitable causes, notably as a patron of KinderPaCT, supporting palliative care for terminally ill children.
A Union of Artistic Excellence
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris is elated about Hengelbrock’s arrival. They shared on Facebook their excitement:
“We are very happy about the arrival of Thomas Hengelbrock and about the diverse possibilities of working with Balthasar Neumann Ensembles! We share the artistic and social commitment in the European framework.”