WARSAW PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra draws upon the rich and old tradition whereby individual artists from the full Warsaw Philharmonic would get together to make their own chamber music. The first chamber ensembles were formed at the beginning of the twentieth century. In the 1960s and 1970s, the National Philharmonic Chamber Musicians ensemble under Karol Teutsch achieved success playing concerts worldwide. Other ensembles made up of musicians from the Warsaw Philharmonic also gained international recognition. In the 1990s the string ensemble gave concerts with eminent soloists such as Konstanty A. Kulka and Nigel Kennedy, making records and TV programmes. During the celebration of the Warsaw Philharmonic’s centenary, the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra was reactivated under the patronage of Antoni Wit. The ensemble consists of leading instrumentalists from the Warsaw Philharmonic, including former members of Karol Teutsch’s ensemble.