Founded in 1978, the Ensemble orchestral de Paris with its 43 musicians is the leading chamber orchestra in France. The originality of its concerts, its intimate chamber music approach to repertoires, as well as its pursuit of new venues and challenges for teaching and cultural projects, all make the Ensemble orchestral de Paris unique in the Parisian musical landscape.

Following successive musical directors, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Armin Jordan, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and John Nelson (appointed Honorary Music Director), associate artists were brought on board in 2009 : Joseph Swensen, Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor; the accentus chamber choir, directed by Laurence Equilbey; Deborah Nemtanu, solo violin; and the composers James McMillan and Thierry Escaich.

In addition to its season at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and several Parisian concerts at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Cité de la Musique, Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Ensemble’s reputation continues to grow both in and outside France, with its programme including: tours (Japan, Europe, South America, etc.); concerts (Lucerne, Bratislava) and leading festivals (Festival de Radio-France Montpellier, Folles Journées, Festival de Saint-Denis, Enescu Festival in Bucarest, Belgrade or Bratislava Festivals, etc.).
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gregmparry - 3 May 2011