Reinhard Goebel

- conductor -


In Interview with VAN Magazine

The baroque violinist, Musica Antiqua founder, and early music expert Reinhard Goebel says there's a right way and a wrong way. He reads for eight hours a day. He micromanages orchestral [...] Read more

Highlights of the 15/16 season

For Reinhard Goebel, the 15/16 season brings many exciting encounters with friends old and new. He will make further welcome returns to conduct the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Frankfurt Radio [...] Read more

"Unbridled spirit of adventure" with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

The Bremer Kreiszeitung newspaper praised Reinhard Goebel's conducting of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as "a real firework display". Reinhard enjoys a longstanding friendship [...] Read more


“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 [...] Read more


Concert with NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra in Wrocław National Forum of Music

Saturday, 11th March 2017
Location: Wrocław, Poland
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Tour with South Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Alina Pogostkina

17. - 26/03/2017
Location: The Nederlands
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St. Matthew Passion with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and Rias Kammerchor in Poznan

Friday, 31st March 2017
Location: Poznan, Poland
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Concerts with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden und dem Dresdner Kammerchor

09. - 10/04/2017
Location: Dresden, Germany
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