The people behind l‘arte del mondo

Werner Ehrhardt, artistic director
Ever since his apprenticeship under Prof. Franz-Josef Maier (Cologne), Sigiswald Kuijken (Brussels), Prof. Karl-Heinz Bloemeke (Detmold), Kato Havas (Oxford), and Prof. Renate Peter (Cologne), the violinist and conductor Werner Ehrhardt, a native of Cologne, has been a constant presence on the world‘s stages.

After 20 years as the ensemble director of the world-renowned chamber orchestra Concerto Köln, he founded the l‘arte del mondo orchestra in 2004, all the while working with traditional orchestras as a freelance conductor: in the past, he has collaborated successfully with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Hamburger Sinfoniker, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, and the Capriccio Basel, among others.

With his orchestra, l‘arte del mondo, he has realised projects with outstanding soloists such as Edita Gruberová, Magdalena Kozena, Barbara Hendricks, Xavier de Maistre, Daniel Hope and Daniel Müller-Schott. In this, he is always defined by his vast musical curiosity, his cosmopolitan liberal-mindedness, as well as his infectious enthusiasm. Thus, exciting projects have been and keep getting created, oftentimes with music which has fallen into oblivion. His musical work has been recorded on more than 60 CDs.

TBA, Management

Marietheres Eicker
Artistic Administration Office, PR

Linda Ehrhardt, executive director
From 1986-2003, she worked with Concerto Köln, 14 years of which as executive director and head of the artistic management office. She was responsible for both the initial impulse which led to the founding of l‘arte del mondo as well as its concrete actualisation as an enterprise.

Music Library and Sheet Music Archive
l‘arte del mondo and its artistic director, Werner Ehrhardt, are renowned for discovering and unearthing obscure compositions. In so doing, a considerable collection of manuscripts and performance material based on those manuscripts has been collected. We will gladly answer any inquiries regarding sheet music.

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