Orchestre de chambre de Paris


Founded in 1978, The Orchestre de chambre de Paris and its forty three permanent musicians have today asserted themselves as a reference in France.

The orchestra's ambitious programming, its chamber music approach, its ambition to decompartmentalize both repertories and venues and above all the social aspect of its artistic project have set it apart and given it a strong and original identity.

Douglas Boyd, the orchestra’s Musical Director since 2015, succeeds a number of renowned conductors such as Jean-Pierre Wallez, Armin Jordan and John Nelson. During the course of its concert season, the orchestra invites artists and ensembles sharing its original approach. The 2016-2017 season will see great European guest artists such as Sir Roger Norrington, François Leleux, Jonathan Cohen, and will also begin new partnerships with the composer Pierre-Yves Macé, the pianist, François-Frédéric Guy and the choir, Les Cris de Paris. Renowned soloists, Anne Gastinel, Kolja Blacher, Bernada Fink, Michael Schade, Henri Demarquette and Sarah Connolly, will also come together with young artists and tomorrow’s talents. 

The Orchestre de chambre de Paris takes an active part in the cultural life of Paris, and has a strong community commitment. Associate orchestra of the Philharmonie de Paris, the orchestra also performs at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Châtelet Theatre, but also at the Centquatre, the Théâtre 13 the Monfort Théâtre, the Salle Cortot... Part of the orchestra’s strong image in France and Europe comes from its participation in tours and important festivals.

The Orchestre de chambre de Paris is working hard on in the renewal of its relationship with its different publics in the different territories where it performs. The orchestra wishes to create connections between different musical genres as well as between different types of artistic expression. This type of consideration has led the orchestra to initiate new forms of participatory concerts or immersive experiences aimed at all categories of public. The orchestra’s civic and social commitment is another facet of its artistic project. This aspect of its work is being particularly developed in the East of the Greater Paris region and is based on education, regional development, vocational training and social solidarity. The orchestra has made around fifty recordings which enhance the vocal repertory, the oratorio, the chamber orchestra and the music of today. 

The Orchestre de Chambre de Paris is financed by the City of Paris, the DRAC Île-de-France-The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, with the support of Crescendo, the corporate partners club as well as the Friends Association. The SACEM supports the composers’ residencies of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. 

The orchestra would like to pay a tribute to Pierre Duvauchelle, the creator of the brand, « Orchestre de chambre de Paris »