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The German Chamber Orchestra Frankfurt am Main (Deutsches Kammerorchester Frankfurt am Main) was founded in 1989. It is composed of first chair string players from Germany's leading orchestras, and prize winners from international competitions. The result is a ripe body of sound achieved by the harmonization of masterful individual musicians fulfilling the highest expectations played by an orchestra of superb quality. The orchestra performs often nationally in Germany as well as internationally, for example in France, Brazil, Egypt, Italy, Holland, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, and in Turkey. Also on three major Asian tours, in South Korea, North Korea and Japan, the orchestra played enthusiastic response. It has taken part in the festivals „ Praguer Spring“, „ Ljubljana Festival“, „Istanbul Festival“, „ Frankfurter-Feste“, „ Saar-Festival“, „ Summer-Festival“ in Zagreb und dem „Mozart Festival“ in Seoul, Korea. Radio and television performances have included, among others: West German Radio (WDR), Hessischen Rundfunk (Germany), A.V.R.O. Amsterdam, Radio Hilversum, Czech Radio, KBS Seoul and Broadcasting Tokio. The German Chamber Orchestra Frankfurt am Main has played its way into the top ensembles of its kind and is recognized internationally. Since its inception, it has regularly played with acclaimed soloists. Some of these include (in alphabetic order) :
Pierre Amoyal, Maurice André, Boris Belkin, Stanislav Bunin, Gianluca Cascioli, Barry Douglas, Irene Grafenauer, Eugen Indjiz, Mark Kaplan, Mischa Maisky, Trudeliese Schmidt Uto Ughi etc. Also many young and upcoming stars have performed with the German Chamber Orchestra Frankfurt am Main, such as Sergej Krylov and Pietro di Maria.

CD-Recordings include: EMI-Toshiba, Tokio, Sonoris Records, New York, and Dabringhaus und Grimm/ Audiovision GmbH, Germany.


  • Frankfurt  (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Guido Holze)
    "The orchestra played softly, with sharp pianoforte contrasts...light and airytone pictures.... Mozart Divertimento D-major was presented relaxed and at ease, but at the same time extremely precise."

    Mainz (von Lewinsky)“ The string players develop a full sound which convincingly connected musical impetus with accurate intonation…..Mozart far from being soft, severe and tight, never massive”

    Bad Homburg  (Frankfurter Neue Presse)
    "The entire time, the Orchestra was brought to glorious unity of sound therefore presenting the audience with listening pleasure which could hardly be topped by a perfect CD recording."

    Ludwigshafen (Mannheim Morning Newspaper)       "Mozart for Gourmets"
    "The German Chamber Orchestra with its finely-shaded Sound-Noblesse proved generally to be a true compliment for the ears."

    Bergamo  (Il Giornale di Bergamo by Antonio Brenda) "An exemplary style and elegance."
    "The GCO Frankfurt presented itself as an instrumental fusion with character, possesses the important quality of a mature orchestra and has the talent to interprete the beauty of music expressfully.... With the interpretation of the classical music the orchestra presented its extraordinary "visiting card" especially enriched through its energetic flow and convincing phrasing."

    Zagreb (by Alisa Cakuru)       "Top virtuose"
    "The faszinating tone of this string ensemble deverses to be fully recognized, especially in the interpretation of Elgar's Symphony E-minor and Britten's Simple Symphony."

    Rom (Il Tempo)
    Teatro Olimpico “Stagione della Filarmonica”: “The German Chamber Orchestra Frankfurt/Main presented an elegant musical interpretation that convinced through its various nuances of sound and rhythm. The orchestra performed on a high professional level.”

    Prager Spring  (Tschechische Tageszeitung, JZ)
    "Even though the GCO Frankfurt was only established 7 years ago, the ensemble captivated the sold-out audience in the Rudolphinium auditorium through its excellent artistic quality."

    Maastricht (Door Peter P. Graven)
    "The GCO Frankfurt offered extra ordinarily cultivated playing and presented its musical "visiting card" especially when interpreting Mozart "D-major Divertimento". The strict stylistic composition was marvellously prepared and full of grace."