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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra,
led by charismatic Artistic Director Paul Dyer AO, celebrates the music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries with excellence, flair and joy. Comprising leading specialists in informed performance practice from all over Australia, the Orchestra performs using original edition scores and instruments of the period, breathing fresh life and vitality into Baroque and Classical masterpieces as though the music has just sprung from the composers pen.
The Orchestras name pays tribute to the Brandenburg Concertos
of J.S. Bach, whose musical genius was central to the Baroque era. Since its foundation in 1989, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
has collaborated with such acclaimed and dynamic virtuosi as Andreas Scholl, Emma Kirkby, Andreas Staier, Philippe Jaroussky, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Genevieve Lacey and Andrew Manze.
Through its annual subscription series, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
performs before a live audience in excess of 30,000 people and hundreds of thousands more through national broadcasts on ABC Classic FM. In addition, the Orchestra tours nationally and has a regular commitment to performing in regional Australia. Since 2003 the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
has been a member of the Major Performing Arts Group, which comprises 28 flagship national arts organisations supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Since its beginning, the Brandenburg
has been popular with both audiences and critics. In 1998 The Age proclaimed the Brandenburg
had reached the ranks of the world's best period instrument orchestras. In 2010 the UK's Gramophone Magazine declared the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
is Australia's finest period-instrument ensemble. Under their inspiring musical director Paul Dyer, their vibrant concerts and recordings combine historical integrity with electrifying virtuosity and a passion for beauty.
Last year The Australian described a concert with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
as like stepping back in time, as the sounds of period instruments resurrect baroque and classical works with reverence and authority.
sixteen recordings with ABC Classics include five ARIA Award winners for Best Classical Album (1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010).