ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS
Since its foundation in 1978, the Paris Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris), numbering 43 permanent players, has established itself as the leading such ensemble in France. It has collaborated with distinguished musicians, including Jean-Pierre Wallez, Armin Jordan, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, John Nelson (honorary music director), and Joseph Swensen. The orchestra is now directed by the Austrian conductor and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, principal conductor and artistic consultant, together with Sir Roger Norrington, principal guest conductor, and the French oboist François Leleux, associate artist. The orchestra has undertaken tours of Europe, Japan, South America and Russia.
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot