Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

The Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, originally established in 1868, is the oldest and most prominent symphony orchestra in Switzerland. It performs in one of the best concert halls worldwide, the Tonhalle Zurich, which opened in 1895. Its 100 or so musicians from 20 nations give close to 50 different concerts in over a hundred venues a year. The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has developed into one of the world’s finest orchestras.

Swiss Re has been supporting the Tonhalle Orchestra since 1998 and started sponsoring the Artist in Residence programme in 2012.

The Tonhalle also offers an event for younger audiences, called tonhalleLATE, which combines a classical concert with a party including electronic music. Only recently a new community platform was founded, TOZZukunft, which allows people from 18 to 30 to share their experience of classical music in live concerts, chats and backstage visits and opportunities to meet Orchestra musicians.

Artist in Residence

With some soloists the Tonhalle Orchestra maintains close and warm relations. As an artist in residence, a musician can perform in chamber music concerts with members of the Orchestra, making music among friends. The Artist in Residence programme offers a musician the opportunity to play a concert with the Tonhalle Orchestra. Additionally, she or he can present him or herself in a solo recital. This season, violinist Lisa Batishvili will be artist in residence at the Tonhalle-Orchester.

Through our engagement and support of the Artist in Residence programme, we aim to live up to our role as an enabling force, and we look forward to hearing novel ideas and fresh perspectives.

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich - Lisa Batiashvili

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