Cameristi della Scala

Chamber Orchestra

The chamber orchestra “Cameristi della Scala”, composed of musicians from the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, was founded in 1982. The hallmark of this chamber orchestra is to perform with or without a conductor. Its core repertoire includes many masterpieces ranging from the 18th century to the present day, as well as passionately promoting and championing the works of lesser-known composers. The Cameristi della Scala regularly performs with world renowned musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Francesco Piemontesi, Alexandre Kantorow, Khatia Buniatishvili, Jan Lisiecki, David Fray, Till Fellner, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sergei Babayan, Alexei Volodin, Daniel Lozakovich, Giovanni Sollima, Nils Mönkemeyer as well as features the wonderful Principals of the La Scala Orchestra in the capacity of soloists. Many celebrated conductors who conducted at the Teatro alla Scala in the past to present day, have significantly influenced the character and sound of the Cameristi della Scala, well-known for their distinctive Italian sound and musical phrasing.

The Cameristi della Scala has performed in many prestigious venues, concert halls and music festivals around the world including the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Salle Gaveau in Paris, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Tonhalle in Zürich, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Narodowa Opera Theatre in Warsaw, George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Vevey Spring Classic Festival in Switzerland, Tbilisi Autumn Festival in Georgia, Izmir International Festival in Turkey and many others. In one of their annual concerts at the Teatro alla Scala, the orchestra performed a program in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial Anniversary in 2018. In collaboration with the superstar dancer Roberto Bolle, the Cameristi della Scala shared the stage with him for a performance at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Cameristi della Scala received the Premio Isimbardi (Isimbardi Award) from the Province of Milan in 2012 as a recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community and the prestige of the city of Milan in the world. Following his outstanding debut with the orchestra, the conductor Wilson Hermanto was appointed Principal Guest Conductor in 2017. In their close and ongoing relationship, the orchestra and Maestro Hermanto have, to date, given numerous concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Turkey and look forward to many more future projects, local and international, in collaboration with internationally renowned soloists. Their CD album consisting of Beethoven Symphony No. 2 and Mozart “Haffner” Symphony will be released in Autumn 2024 under Claves Records.