A German orchestra is coming to Tauranga to perform on its New Zealand tour this year. The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra (Junge Philharmonie Köln) will perform a wide selection of classical music including Vivaldi, Bach and Tschaikowsky at Tauranga St John’s Church on February 16.
The orchestra was founded in 1972 in the German city of Cologne. The city is known for its University of Music where generations of musicians have trained.
The orchestra is composed mainly of graduates who finish their studies and wish to experience playing chamber music and symphonic repertoire at a high level.
The New Zealand tour features solos from violinists Michael Kibardin, who has been playing the violin since he was four years old in his hometown of Uzbekistan, and Sabine Konner from Poland, who specialises in piano.
Oboe player Tome Atanasov, who learnt the oboe from his music professor father, will also perform a solo.
The CNPO Chamber Orchestra has given more than 10,000 concerts worldwide with different programmes and varying formations.
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