Reinhard Goebel

Reinhard Goebel is specialized in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. He significantly contributed to modern rediscovery of composers such as G. Ph. Telemann, J. C. Bach and J. D. Heinichen. Reinhard Goebel is a world-famous specialist as a transmitter of historical performance practice for modern symphony- and chamber orchestras as well as ancient music ensembles and as an inexhaustible source of repertoire treasure. He was founder and director of the legendary Musica Antiqua in Cologne for 33 years.
Being aware of the anachronism to „direct“ music, which originally was flavorfully and functionally coordinated by the basso continuo-playing conductor as well as the fiddling concertmaster, Reinhard Goebel in the rehearsals develops an activity of the ensemble which is largely not dependent on the „baton”.
Numerous orchestras have meanwhile adopted the „Goebel experiment” such as Berlin Philharmoniker, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Berlin Barock Solisten, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, National d’ Île de France Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Odense Symfoniorkester, dResidentie Orkest, Taipei, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Deutschen Rundfunk-

Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (HR), Cologne (WDR), Hanover (NDR), Munich (BR), Leipzig (MDR) and Saarbrücken (SR).
He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie Augsburg and since autumn 2010 in succession to Professor Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. CD recordings with Reinhard Goebel are available at all major labels such as Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony BMG and Oehms Classics. In February 2008 Reinhard Goebel was awarded with important „Diapason d’Or” together with the South Korean violinist Yura Lee and the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie Augsburg for his CD "Mozart in Paris" which was published on the occasion of Augsburg Mozart Festival – a prize which he also received for various other recordings including his Musica Antiqua Cologne. The city of Lübeck honored Reinhard Goebel with the Buxtehude Prize in 1984, Magdeburg with the Telemann Prize in 2002. In 1980 he received the Siemens advancement award, in 1997 he got the Nordrhein-Westfalen state award. In April 2007 Reinhard Goebel received the IAMA Award in London, in 2015 he was selected in the list of the 20 best violinists of all time by BBC Music Magazine.