Kölner Philharmonie Debuts

In the concert world the French word “début” or “beginning” is used for the start of an artistic association that often lasts a very long time. But this beginning can also happen quite late on in a successful career: the Fauré Quartet is making its debut at the Philharmonie (25 June) although it has been one of the world's most outstanding chamber music ensembles for over two decades. In contrast, poised right now on the threshold of hugely promising careers are the vision string quartet (31 Jan) – which is making waves with classical repertoire as well as original compositions and arrangements in jazz, pop and rock – the Ukrainian-Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk (16 Jan) and the Usbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov (11 Mar). The record holder for the oldest debutant is not the Stuttgart State Orchestra (5 Jun) – very youthful at 426 years old – but the Weimar State Orchestra, which had been in existence for over 500 years when it made its debut on the Kölner Philharmonie stage in 1992.

Kölner Philharmonie Debuts Concerts

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