1. Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and COE principal cellist Richard Lester perform the second movement of Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, France, on 12 May 2016. Patricia had just performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and this was the last concert of a 6-performance tour taking the COE, Patricia and Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer to Brescia, Bergamo, Bologna, Zurich, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

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  2. 3-minute teaser of a longer documentary shot by Dominic Colchester about the recording of the Schumann symphonies in Paris in November 2012 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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  3. We have set up our camera at the back of the horn section to give you an idea of what a rehearsal with Yannick Nézet-Séguin is like for our COE horns.
    (Rehearsing Beethoven's 7th Symphony in Stockbridge Parish Church in Edinburgh in advance of our concert in Usher Hall on 18th August for the Edinburgh Festival)

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  4. Ever wondered what it felt like to sit in a COE rehearsal conducted by the fantastic Yannick Nézet-Séguin? We set up our camera behind the second violins to give you an idea.
    (Rehearsing Beethoven's 7th symphony in Stockbridge Parish Church in Edinburgh in advance of a concert in Usher Hall for the Edinburgh Festival 2013 on 18th August 2013)

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  5. The Orchestra rehearses Beethoven's 7th Symphony at Stockbridge Parish Church in Edinburgh with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin in advance of the COE's concert in Usher Hall on 18th August 2013.
    On the night, the Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin received standing ovations from an enthusiastic audience, a very rare occurence in Usher Hall.

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Chamber Orchestra of Europe

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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, established in 1981, comprises over 50 members coming from all over Europe.

The players pursue parallel careers as international soloists, members of eminent chamber ensembles, and as professors of music.

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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, established in 1981, comprises over 50 members coming from all over Europe.

The players pursue parallel careers as international soloists, members of eminent chamber ensembles, and as professors of music.

Performances are given regularly in the major cities of Europe, and occasionally in the USA and Japan.

The COE has strong links with the Lucerne Festival, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the Styriarte Festival in Graz, and also with certain of the major concert halls in Europe. These include the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Southbank in London, and the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse.

Over the years the COE has developed especially close relationships with Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and works frequently with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Ivan Fisher, Thomas Hengelbrock, Vladimir Jurowski, Jannick Nezet-Seguin, Andras Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida.

The COE’s list of recordings includes over 250 works, many produced on its own “COE Records” label in association with Sanctuary Records, a division of Universal Music. It has won numerous prizes for its recordings including three Gramophone Record of the Year awards and two Grammys.

The COE was appointed an “Ambassador” of the European Union in 2007, and benefits from substantial support from the EU Culture Programme. It has also had significant support from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation over recent years.

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