If you close your eyes and simply give in to the pleasure of just listening, it will probably be difficult for you to believe that 18 musicians standing in a semi-circle and playing without a conductor, are able to execute with great skill not only Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos but also the Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, or even Adiós Nonino by Astor Piazzolla or Concerto Per Corde by Alberto Ginastera.
A 50 years’ overview of the artistic career, world tours, collaborations, recordings, achievements, awards and the most important: music.
The first concert was performed at the Biblioteca Sarmiento of the Centro Cívico de S.C. de Bariloche under the musical direction of conductor Maestro Alberto Lysy.
Alberto Lysy and Camerata Bariloche. Edited by CBS Records. Reissued in 1984.Discography
Recording in the legendary studio of the NHK World Japan. Then on tour through Thailand, New Delhi, Bombay, Athens, Rome and Vienna.
Recording and premiere of the "Suite Argentina" by Eduardo Falú included in the "Argentinísima" film.Discography
Telemann + Haendel + Bach. Recorded in Zurich and Buenos Aires. Reissued in 1984.Discography
Premiere of the Suite Punta del Este with Ástor Piazzolla.
Soviet Union, Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic.
The Camerata performs "Music for the Royal Fireworks" in the Hipódromo de Palermo in front of an audience of 130.000 people.
Concert as part of the Centennial Gala Concert of the Carnegie Hall, New York.
"Impresiones" was recorded in the United States.Discography
Premiere of "Suite en Concierto" together with Jaime Torres and arrangements of Gerardo Gandini.
Bartók, Barber, Gandini and Williams in Compact Disc. The piece belongs to Williams.Discography
The Camerata had the honour of joining Vadim Repin, Cho-Liang Lin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the Ciclo de Abono Teatro Cervantes (Teatro Cervantes’ subscription season).
Recorded in USA "Death of an angel" gathering Piazzolla, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos and Blauth.Discography
Concerts and tours together with Les Luthiers and DVD recording of "El Grosso Concerto".
Concert at Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with M. Rostropovich as guest soloist.
Concert at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with Martha Argerich and Mercedes Sosa as guest soloists.
Hindemith, Janácek, Rota and Shostakovich, conducted by Fernando Hasaj.Discography
Argentina, United States, Spain and Brazil.
Camerata Bariloche is awarded with the prestigious "Platinum Konex Award" in the category "Chamber Music Group".
Festival Cervantino of Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Peru and Ecuador.
Concert with Shlomo Mintz as guest soloist in the Konex Festival of Classical Music.
On tour around Argentinian provinces and Uruguay.
New York, USA Buenos Aires has the richest tradition of Western art-music among Latin American cities, and the cultivation of that tradition shone through the Camerata Bariloche's playing. A magnificent performance as seen before with precision and vitality apart from its rich sonority. The soloists are excellent but we must highlight that any of the performers may be excellent soloists as well.
Washington, USA The refined Argentinian chamber orchestra Camerata Bariloche is possibly less known here than I Musici but it has a warmer sound, more humane and less mechanical. It is about a string sound that glows, formed by silky arches that seem endless. There exist a spirit among those performers that shows an intimate musical understanding. They are subtle but not trivial, they are dynamic without being brusque and stylist without being artificial.
Berlin, Germany The Camerata Bariloche is truly an ensemble not only worth seeing and listening to but also able to captivate the best European chamber orchestras.
Berlin, Germany According to what we have read in the program, this Argentinian ensemble is the most famous in its genre in Latin America. We believe that this classification responds only to the South-American view since when judged from here, the Camerata Bariloche, due to its outstanding quality, may well resist any comparison with the most important European ensembles of today.
Bern, Switzerland In the opening of the The Menuhin Festival Gstaad, we had the pleasure of listening to the Camerata Bariloche, admired by its full and sharp sonority and the pure harmony among the soloists.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tuning, homogeneity, accuracy in the attacks and such a detailed musical refinement... the evocation of the best chamber ensembles is irresistible. Welcome Camerata Bariloche!
Madrid, Spain If the Camerata Bariloche’s opening concert of the Argentina’s concert series in Madrid had been acclaimed by standing ovations, the following one, four days later within the same subscription and in the same Auditorio Nacional has not been inferior. It should be emphasized the good sense when designing the dynamic solutions, typically baroque, in the Vivaldi accompaniment and its structuring solution, varied, well contrasted of the Janácek’s Suite for Strings.
Zaragoza, Spain The Camerata Bariloche knew how to address the scores bringing sensitivity, perfect skill and vibrant musicality. This concert was a great gift for the enthusiasts from Zaragoza who recognized the brilliant performance of the Argentine remarkable virtuous musicians with a long-lasting applause.
Rome, Italy The Camerata Bariloche delighted the audience with a musical understanding of extraordinary quality and remarkable performances of its soloists.
México City An impressive performance: perfect discipline, delicate sonority, excellent taste and exceptional quality. The Camerata Bariloche, one of the greatest chamber music ensembles we have ever listened to.
Santiago, Chile Varela, an exquisite artist for the Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Strings. Superb end of season with an unexpected substitution, the Camerata, as of now, got the superstar status.
Caracas, Venezuela The Camerata Bariloche is an ensemble that honours the Latin America musical scene. The superior quality of this chamber group prevails over many others that have visited us from the Old World the last ten years.
The Camerata came into being through a private initiative in 1967, it is the first Argentinian chamber music ensemble in order to achieve international recognition having toured more than 25 times around 33 countries of North, Central and South America as well as Europe and Asia. Along its history, the Camerata have been given countless awards, among them, the emblematic "Platinum Konex Award" as the best chamber music group in the history of music in Argentina.
Alberto Lysy (Picture) 1967 - 1970 Rubén González 1971 - 1974 Elías Khayat 1975 - 1992 Fernando Hasaj 1993 - 2010 Freddy Varela Montero Since 2011
Freddy Varela MonteroConcertmaster and Musical Director
Elías GurevichAssociate Concertmaster
Marta Roca Alonso
Manuel De OlasoSoloist
Thomas Yaksic SEE CV
Luis O. Hurovich y Asociados.
Juan Manuel Sacchetto
Maña Comunicación Activa
Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires
Carnegie Hall of New York
The Kennedy Center of Washington
Cultural Olympiad of Mexico
São Paulo Concert Hall
Athenaeum, City of Knowledge, Panama
Solís Theatre of Montevideo
CCK of Buenos Aires
NHK of Tokio
India International Centre, New Delhi
Osaka Musical Academy Auditorium of Japan
Bangkok Music Group Auditorium of Thailand
Bombay Theater, India
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow
Musikverein of Vienna
Salle Pleyel of Paris
Komische Oper Berlin
Olympia Theater of Athens
Beethovenhalle of Bonn
Salzburg Festival, Austria
Auditorio Nacional de Música of Madrid
Herkulessaal of Munich
Brahms Saal of Vienna
Ritirsky Hall of Wallenstein Palace in Prague
Palau de la Música of Valencia
Cultural Olympiad of Munich
Salle Gaveau of Paris
Festival of Montreux, Switzerland
Festival of Gstaad-Menuhin, Switzerland