Based in Cologne, Die Kölner Akademie is a unique ensemble performing music from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries on both modern and period instruments with its own choir and world-renowned guest soloists. The ensemble seeks to bring out the composers’ intentions by using historical seating plans, critical editions and the proper instrumentation for each work.
The orchestra has received the highest critical acclaim for its outstanding performances at major international festivals. Many of these performances have been broadcast live and several have been filmed for television. Die Kölner Akademie has made over 35 world première recordings of unknown works; several have been nominated for and received awards. In 2013 the ensemble toured Japan and Taiwan; future plans include tours to South America, North America, China and the Middle East.
For further information please visit Die Kölner Akademie's website