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A chamber orchestra for the Gasteig

The Münchener Kammerorchester (MKO, or Munich Chamber Orchestra), is known and highly regarded worldwide for its diverse, exciting repertoire. The ensemble is known for its openness and curiosity, combining music from earlier centuries with contemporary works. The MKO is always on the lookout for new concert formats and connections with other ensembles and initiatives, making it unique on the international classical music scene.


At the heart of the orchestra are 28 permanent string players from 13 different countries, while the three conductors – Jörg Widmann, Enrico Onofri and Bas Wiegers – and concert masters Yuki Kasai and Daniel Giglberger channel and communicate the orchestra’s broad range of music. The MKO draws from a regular pool of guest musicians from top European orchestras when it needs to expand its line-up. Time and again, the orchestra uses its energy and enthusiasm to fire up its audience’s passion for its music.



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The MKO at the Gasteig HP8

The chamber orchestra regularly gives thrilling concerts at the Gasteig HP8. As part of its commitment to cultural education, it meets on a monthly basis with the other institutions of the Gasteig family to jointly conceive and develop new concepts and projects. Once our premises in Haidhausen have been renovated, the MKO will move there as a permanent member of the Gasteig family.

“The great potential of the Gasteig is that it is an arts centre with a range of varying focal points and protagonists. This interaction between different genres is what makes it so exciting.”

Florian Ganslmeier, Managing Director of the MKO
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The MKO on a visit to one of the Gasteig’s neighbours at the HP8 site together with the Double Drums percussion duo

Upcoming MKO concerts at the Gasteig HP8

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