“Reinhard Goebel is a musical spark plug, sure to energize any program or performance he touches [...].“
New York Times, James R. Oestreich
Venerated by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as an "early music icon", and extolled by the New York Times as a "beacon in a sea of mediocrity", Reinhard Goebel specialises in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, having made significant contributions to the contemporary rediscovery of composers such as G.P. Telemann, J.C. Bach and J.D. Heinichen. As an expounder of period performance practice for both early music ensembles and modern orchestras, and as an endless fount of knowledge about gems of the repertoire, he is a world-renowned specialist.
Reinhard Goebel was the founder of the legendary Musica Antiqua Köln, whom he directed for 33 years. As a conductor, his unique way of amalgamating passion for music with meticulous musicological knowledge, inspires, captivates and polarises today's orchestral scene. When asked in interview whether too much knowledge might be harmful to music, he answers, 'That's not possible. Knowledge is the source of all inspiration! It's staggering. [...] Knowledge intoxicates, and more knowledge is yet more intoxicating.' (VAN magazine, 2.3.2016).
In forthcoming seasons, he is looking forward to musical encounters with Les Violons du Roy, Hamburg Philharmonic, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Finnish Radio … Read more