Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich

Consisting of just over 100 musicians from 20 countries, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich plays 50 different programmes at more than 100 concerts every season. In the last two decades, the ensemble has performed in more than 70 cities in 14 countries. Distinguished soloists such as Joshua Bell, Rudolf Buchbinder, Alfred Brendel, Julia Fischer, Hélène Grimaud, Yuja Wang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yo-Yo Ma, Lisa Batiashvili, Maria João Pires and Sabine Meyer have accompanied the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich on its tours. Guest performances in Europe’s major musical centres are again planned for the 2017/18 season. In addition, the special concert series featuring the orchestra’s principal players as soloists will continue.

More than 40 CD recordings document the orchestra’s rise to prominence. Recordings of the complete Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms and Schubert symphonies, and most recently the Ravel box set, have attracted considerable interest.

In recent years, the Orchestra has developed close relationships with guest conductors Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit and Bernard Haitink. Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini also regularly conduct the Orchestra. Over a period of almost 20 years as Chief Conductor until the end of the 2013/14 season, David Zinman exerted a decisive influence on the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and is now Conductor Laureate of the ensemble. Lionel Bringuier has been Chief Conductor and Music Director since the 2014/15 season.