Brussels Chamber Orchestra
In 1999, the passionate alliance and commitment of young virtuosos to chamber music gave birth to the Brussels Chamber Orchestra (BCO).
The BCO, a true cultural melting pot composed of musicians from six different nationalities, has become an exceptional artistic and cultural laboratory located at the heart of Europe. Each performance is enriched by this fusion of Asian and European cultures, infusing each work with a new dynamic and unique freshness. This diversity gives the group a unique sound.
This talent has attracted renowned musicians who have shared the stage with the BCO, such as violinists IvryGitlis, Gilles Apap, Igor Oistrakh, Maxim Vengerov, Dora Schwarzberg, Janine Jansen, Sergei Krylov, Pierre Amoyal, Lorenzo Gatto, Michael Guttman, ErasmoCapilla, pianists Boris Berezovsky, Eliane Rodrigues, Plamena Mangova, cellists Tatiana Vassilieva, David Geringas, Claudio Bohórquez, Justus Grimm, Gavriel Lipkind, clarinetists Richard Stolzman, Walter Boeykens, and the singer Daniele De Niese. The BCO's repertoire spans a wide range of composers, from Vivaldi to Britten, including Mozart, Elgar, Bartók, Piazzolla, Hindemith, and Schoenberg. The orchestra's greatest strength is its ability to perform without a conductor.
The orchestra also explores other musical genres, such as Flamenco with Amparo Cortes, Jazz with Michel Bisceglia and the “Pierre Anckaert Quintet,” Jewish folklore with “Kletzstory,” Chinese folklore with Georg Gao, an Ehru virtuoso, as well as French chanson with Maurane.
These eclectic experiences enhance the orchestra's ability to engage in multicultural projects during its tours in Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Norway, Mexico, and the United States.
Furthermore, the Brussels Chamber Orchestra actively participates in the creation of educational projects and has the honor of being an “Artistic Ambassador” of the Yehudi Menuhin International Foundation.