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GULBENKIAN ORCHESTRA

In 1962 the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation decided to establish a permanent orchestral body, which initially consisted of twelve musicians only (strings and continuo group), originally known as the Gulbenkian Orchestra. This ensemble was successively enlarged up to a permanent body of 66 instrumentalists, known since 1971 as the Orquestra Gulbenkian. In each season the orchestra performs a regular series of concerts at the Foundation’s Grande Auditório and elsewhere, working with some of the most acclaimed conductors and soloists worldwide. The orchestra has been gradually expanding its activities internationally, performing in prestigious venues and festivals in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The Orquestra Gulbenkian is also known for its association with record labels such as Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, Hyperion, Teldec, Erato, Adès, Nimbus, Lyrinx, Naïve and Pentatone, among others. This activity has been recognised with several prestigious international prizes. Recent recording projects include the first recording of Salieri’s Requiem, a recording with works by Ligeti, Kodály and Bartók, and a new collaboration with the pianist Sa Chen released in 2012, all of them under the direction of Lawrence Foster who has been the principal conductor and responsible for the artistic direction of the orchestra since the 2002/2003 season. Claudio Scimone, who held this post between 1979 and 1986, was nominated honorary conductor in 1987. Joana Carneiro has been the guest conductor since the 2006/2007 season. Paul McCreesh has been appointed principal conductor of the Orquestra Gulbenkian from the 2013/2014 season.

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25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Piano Concertos Naxos 8.501056


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