STUTTGART ARCATA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The chamber orchestra “arcata stuttgart” was founded in 1984
by Patrick Strub together with nineteen young, professional string players.
Through its spirited and stylishly secure performances, this dynamic ensemble
has played its way into the hearts of its audience. The orchestra rouses
enthusiasm with its graceful flexibility, technical precision, and
characteristic sound. Its repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum from the early
Baroque up to contemporary music.
Meanwhile, “arcata stuttgart” has
given more than 350 concerts under its conductor Patrick Strub. With its successes,
it has secured itself a prominent place in the musical life of the state capital
Stuttgart and the surrounding regions. Besides this intensive concert activity
above all in southern Germany, the orchestra has undertaken extensive tours
in Europe (Portugal 1988, Spain 1991 and 1995, Switzerland 1992 and 1994), America
1987, Asia 1985, and Australia 1985 “arcata stuttgart” has made guest
appearances at important international music festivals in Hong Kong, Adelaide,
Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, and Como, at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival,
the Zeltmusikfestival in Freiburg, the European Music Festival in Stuttgart,
the Mozart Festival in Augsburg, as well as at the Castle Festival in Schwetzingen
and the Rheingau Music Festival. The South German Radio (SR) regularly invites
the chamber orchestra “arcata stuttgart” to do productions.
“arcata stuttgart” has made a CD recording of Ch. Willibald Gluck’s ballet
‘Don Juan’ for Bayer Records. A highly regarded recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s
Piano Concerto No. 1 and his Chamber Symphony in C Minor op. 110 has been issued
by Hänssler Verlag. (hänssler CD 98.917) and Schubert, Ouverture D8 in c minor/String
Quartet in d minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ (hänssler CD 98.160). “arcata
stuttgart” performs with such renowned soloists as Daniel Adni (piano), Wolfgang
Bauer (trumpet), Isabelle Faust (violin), Kerstin Feltz (violoncello), Reinhold
Friedrich (trumpet), Rudolf Gleissner (violoncello), Konradin Groth (trumpet),
Christiane Jaccottet (harpsi-chord), Diethelm Jonas (oboe), Ewa Kupiec (piano),
Ulrike Anima Mathé (violin), Eugene Mursky (piano), Marietta Petkova (piano),
Stefan Schilli (oboe), and Tabea Zimmermann (viola).