Composed of a group of brilliant young musicians led by Pierre Amoyal, the Camerata de Lausanne is a symbol of artistic endeavor and excellence. The ensemble is distinguished by its dynamic spirit and enthusiasm for sharing music with audiences from all horizons.

World-famous violinist Pierre Amoyal founded the ensemble in 2002 with the intention of providing young students practical training at the highest level. The Camerata de Lausanne has developed into a first-class professional string orchestra featuring a new generation of musicians.

The ensemble performs throughout the world including in Moscow, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Damascus, Beirut, Singapore, Macao, Bangkok, Shanghai and Venice. The orchestra has performed on tour in Russia, Japan and in Korea and has accompanied international soloists such as François-René Duchâble, piano, Ronald Brautigam, piano, Cédric Pescia, piano, Bruno Canino, piano, Vladimir Spivakov, violin, Didier Lockwood, violin, Michel Lethiec, clarinet, Staffan Martensson, clarinet, and Maurice Bourgue, oboe.

Since its founding the ensemble has been open to and inspired by new projects, including in collaboration with the Opéra de Lausanne. It has performed Britten’s “The Little Sweep”, Mozart’s “Der Schauspieldirektor”, Haydn’s “The Songstress” and Montsalvage’s “Puss in Boots” under the direction of Pierre Amoyal. In November 2012 the Camerata de Lausanne performed “Transfigured Night” in collaboration with dancers from the Philippe Saire Dance Company.

The orchestra participated in the realization of “Pour l’amour d’un Stradivarius” (“For Love of a Stradivarius”) at the Jorat Theater. This world-premiere production was based on Pierre Amoyal’s autobiography and combined classical music with sand animation and mime to great success.

The Camerata de Lausanne has made a number of recordings, including two discs for Warner Classics in the spring of 2013: a CD featuring Mozart’s Symphony Concertante and Concertone as well as a CD with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Souvenir de Florence, a recording which the Sunday Times described as “pure magic!”.

The Camerata de Lausanne was the recipient of the Prix 2012 from the BCV Foundation on the occasion of the ensemble’s 10th anniversary.

The orchestra is supported, among others, by the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and by the Loterie Romande.

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