North American Representation

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s finest chamber orchestra, renowned nationally and internationally for its virtuosity, its intimacy, program diversity and outstanding musicianship. The ICO continues to work with Gábor Takács-Nagy (Principal Artistic Partner) and Jörg Widmann (Principal Guest Conductor/Artistic Partner), opening new doors to music. Under the leadership of Katherine Hunka, the orchestra tours the country and beyond and is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest exports.

Having explored Haydn, Gábor Takács-Nagy and the ICO commence the 2015-16 season focusing on Schubert. Jörg Widmann and the orchestra have performed and recorded all of the Mendelssohn symphonies and begin a new journey with Weber, Beethoven and Schumann.

Posted: Jul-14-2015
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Irish Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for a busy 2016-17 season, which includes collaborations with artistic partners Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs Nagy and clarinettist / composer Jörg Widmann. 

Posted: Jul-25-2016
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This release features two of Felix Mendelssohn's fine orchestral symphonies, the rarely heard, but thoroughly accomplished 1st and the very popular 4th, the "Italian." An extremely appealing release. The multi-talented Jörg Widmann joins this new release not only as an instrumentalist and conductor but as a "composer colleague" of Mendelssohn, making this project all the more appealing. Orfeo is also delighted to present not only a first-class soloist, Sergei Nakariakov, on this album but also a work written especially for him by the Artistic Director of the project, namely Jörg Widmann's virtuosic, "Ad Absurdam."

Posted: Jul-8-2016
Latest Acclaim

"The Irish Chamber Orchestra may not be much of an established brand in the international orchestra-world, but they are on their best way of getting there. Currently on a on-and-off tour of continental Europe, they are spreading their excellence in places like Brussels, Freiburg, Vienna and Heidelberg."

— Forbes
Posted: Mar-28-2017
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Posted: Aug-31-2017