Biography

It was in 1985 that the musicians of three existing orchestras combined their musical qualities and experience to form the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of its chief conductors Hartmut Haenchen (1985-2003) and Yakov Kreizberg (2004-2011), the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has gained an excellent reputation in the international musical world, winning a large and broadly-constituted audience in the process.
The NedPhO also plays a pioneering role in its search for new audiences and young talent; in this it continues the tradition that was inaugurated by conductor Anton Kersjes (‘Dirigent van Amsterdam’, 1923-2004), chief conductor of the former Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. At the beginning of the season 2011/2012, Marc Albrecht was appointed the chief conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with master violinist Gordan Nikolić as the artistic director and concertmaster.
 
Since its founding the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra have performed in the majority of operas presented bythe Dutch National Opera in Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam;they have therefore contributed in no small manner to the house’s international reputation.With more than 130 players the NedPhO is able to organise and provide successful performances of the largest orchestral projects, these including the much-lauded DNO production of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen (1999, revivals in 2005 and 2012-13) and the Holland Festival production of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels (2000).
 
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra’s high international profile guarantees that it is regularly invited to perform abroad.
The orchestra made a successful tour of the important German concert halls under Yakov Kreizberg in 2009 and also gave two sold-out concerts in the series Orquestas y Solistas del Mundo in the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid.
 
The NedPhO also made a well-received debut with soloist Julia Fischer at the BBC Proms in London in 2008.
 
Photo by: Ronald Knapp
 
 
 

Discography

Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.5

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In Memoriam Yakov Kreizberg

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Franz Schmidt - Symphony No.4 & Orchestral music from "Notre Dame"

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Antonín Dvořák - 'New World' Symphony & Tchaikovsky - "Romeo and Juliet" Overture

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Richard Wagner - Preludes & Overtures

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Tour de France musicale

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Antonín Dvorák - Symphony No.8 & Holoubek, Op.110 & Polednice, Op. 108

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Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto & Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

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Antonín Dvorák - Symphony No. 7 & "The Golden Spinning Wheel"

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Antonín Dvořák- Symphony No. 6 & The Water Goblin

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Mahler - Symphony No. 4

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Brahms - Piano Quartet Op. 25 & Schönberg - Accompaniment to a cinematographic scene

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Mahler Song Cycles

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Brahms - Violin Concerto in D & Double Concerto in A minor

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