Akamus - Berlin's Finest Chamber Orchestra

Tbilisi Baroque Festival saw some world-renowned guests performing in Tbilisi. On November 5, the Orchestra - "Berlin Academy of Old Music" (AKAMUS Berlin) performed.

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus) was founded in 1982 in Berlin. It has since become one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras with period instruments, and can look back on an unprecedented history of success. From New York to Tokyo, London or Buenos Aires, Akamus is a welcome guest, appearing regularly at the most important venues throughout Europe and internationally, touring as far afield as the USA and Asia. 

Akamus has established itself as one of the pillars of Berlin’s cultural scene, having had its own concert series at the Konzerthaus Berlin for more than 30 years, and having collaborated with the Staatsoper Berlin on their Baroque repertoire since 1994. In addition, the ensemble has had its own concert series at Munich’s Prinzregententheater since 2012. 

Having sold more than a million CDs, Akamus is a highly successful international orchestra. Since 1994, their music has been produced exclusively for Harmonia Mundi France, and has won renowned awards for classical recordings; including a Grammy, Diapason d‘Or, Cannes Classical, Gramophone, Edison, MIDEM Classical, Choc de l‘année as well as the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. In 2006, Akamus received the Telemann prize of Magdeburg, and both the Bach Medal and Echo Klassik in 2004. 

Akamus’ most recent CD productions include Händel’s «Water Music», Mendelssohn’s «Elijah» (conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann) and Bach‘s «St. John Passion» (conducted by René Jacobs)


10 November 2017 10:39