Biography of Bamberg Symphony Orchestra:
The Bamberg Symphony – Bavarian State Philharmonic has always enjoyed a special status in the music world. Almost
7,000 concerts in more than 60 countries and 500 cities – with that record, the Bamberg Symphony is rightly considered
the German touring orchestra. Evidence of the outstanding reputation it enjoys everywhere comes in constant invitations to
visit leading festivals and to tour at home and abroad, and in prizes for the Orchestra’s recordings, e.g. the MIDEM Classical
Award, the International “Toblach Composing Hut” Record Prize or the ECHO Klassik.
That reputation is also in no small part due to the Principal and Guest Conductors who have led and shaped the
Bamberg Symphony over the decades. Since January 2000, the Orchestra’s artistic direction has been in the hands of Jonathan
Nott (until 2016). Alongside him, Herbert Blomstedt has also played a distinguished role in Bamberg as Honorary Conductor
since March 2006; and from 2010 to 2013 Robin Ticciati was Principal Guest Conductor.
The Bamberg Symphony appears regularly at all the top festivals. In the summer 2013, on the occasion of Richard
Wagner’s 200th birthday, the Bamberg Symphony was orchestra in residence at Lucerne Festival where they performed
Wagner’s “Ring” under the baton of Jonathan Nott and where they will return in the summer 2016 with Verdi’s “Falstaff”. In