Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
About Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Among Europe's best-established small orchestras, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra is also one of the continent's busiest. The group performs about 100 concerts annually at its home base at the Salle Métropole in Lausanne and tours frequently throughout Switzerland and beyond. The orchestra has always attracted prominent guest conductors, but it has had only seven music directors since its founding, including Christian Zacharias (2000-2013) and Renaud Capuçon (2021-). The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra has recorded a complete cycle of Mozart's piano concertos performed and conducted by Zacharias. Now associated with the Lausanne Opera, the group often performs in the pit for the opera's productions. In 2021, it released a pair of albums, one of Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa and one of works for winds by Jean Françaix.