Freshness, boundless imagination, diverse colors and top musicality. These are the qualities that the musicians of the Royal Camerata acquired in its years of existence. The name Camerata Regala is not accidental, the orchestra acquiring the High Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania in 2009. Inspired by the most genuine enthusiasm for music, the instrumentalists of the highest caliber came together to form an ensemble of excellence.
On its 5th anniversary, the Royal Camerata was decorated by the Royal House of Romania with the King Michael The First medal for loyalty, and received the Musica Viva Award from the Romanian Cultural Forum.
Starting with 2012, the Royal Camerata held a mini concert season every year at the Romanian Athenaeum, initially called Royal Sound, then Great Soloists, Great Conductors, and starting with 2014 it became the Royal Season, the orchestra’s emblematic project.
The Royal Camerata is an increasingly common presence on the Romanian stages, where it carries out unique projects. On the international stages the orchestra was invited to play at the George Enescu International Festival, 2011 and 2013 editions (performance with the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, in a large-scale project entitled Side by Side), Bucharest Music Film Festival, Eurorchestras Festival – Poland, Rolandseck Festival – Germany, Music Gardens Festival – Poland, CITY ZEN Festival – Belgium.
The orchestra accompanied the Royal House of Romania in the Ceremonies for the Occasion of the Jubilee of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania, the Investiture of Prince Nicolae of Romania with the Title of Royal Highness, the 90th Jubilee of King Michael, the Royal Decoration Ceremony “Nihil Sine Deo ”, the 25th anniversary of of Her Royal Highness Princess Margareta’s return to Romania.
The Royal Camerata collaborated with important conductors such as Enrique Garcia Asensio (Spain), Jorma Panula (Finland), Jin Wang (Austria), Zhani Cico (Director of the Tirana Opera), Mark Stringer (Austria), Wolfgang Doerner (Austria), Rony Rogoff (USA), Sabin Pautza (USA), Constantin Adrian Grigore, Nicolae Moldoveanu (Switzerland), Vlad Vizireanu (USA), Horia Andreescu, Cristian Mandeal, Leo Hussain (Music Director at the Landestheater Salzburg), Cristian Măcelaru (General Music Director – Cologne) but also with famous soloists: violinists Liviu Prunaru, Valentina Svyatlovskaya, Alexandru Tomescu, Rebekka Hartmann (Germany), Cristina Anghelescu, Mihaela Martin, Ioana Goicea, Ana Tifu, Simina Croitoru, Ilian Garnetz, cellist Frans Helmerson, percussionist Alexandru Anastasiu, flutists Ion Bogdan Stefanescu, Matei Ioachimescu (Austria) and Boris Lipov (Bulgaria), mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti (USA), sopranos Nelly Miricioiu, Irina Iordachescu, Laura Nicorescu, tenor Tony Bardon, countertenor Cezar Florin Ouatu, pianists Roberto Plano (Italy), Eduard Kunz (Russia), Richard Clayderman (France), Ben Schoeman (South Africa), Elizabeth Sombart (France) and Andrei Licaret, trumpeter Flavius Petrescu, actor Eusebiu Stefanescu and the historian Theodor Paleologu.
The Royal Camerata held concerts and tours both in Romania and abroad: Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Russia, Albania, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Germany, Belgium, etc.
On the occasion of the Romanian Day of Culture in 2016, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy in the Republic of Austria invited the Royal Camerata to hold an extraordinary concert at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. The Romanian Cultural Institute also supported the Royal Camerata to hold extraordinary concerts at the Église du Béguinage in Brussels, within another large-scale project that the institution is carrying out, namely Romanian Cultural Values.
The Royal Camerata organized for the first time in Romania an orchestra masterclass dedicated to young musicians – high school students and young people aged between 14 and 20 who study various musical instruments.
“Royal Camerata and the little musicians” is a project that challenges a group of young people to play face to face with a group of professional musicians – members of the Royal Camerata orchestra, in a unique orchestra masterclass in Romania, for the first time in this country. Artists in training have the opportunity to practice with those already established nationally and internationally, thus perfecting their techniques and knowledge of the instrument they are studying. At the end of the masterclass, the little musicians perform in a gala concert at the Romanian Athenaeum, one of the most important international concert stages.
This year, the Royal Camerata held a performance dedicated to the Romanian Day of Culture, under the Patronage of the Romanian Academy. At the invitation of the Romanian Government, the orchestra held a series of concerts on the occasion of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
During the 25th edition of the George Enescu International Festival 2019, the Royal Camerata held two concerts, and on December 1, it represented Romania in Liege through an extraordinary concert, on the occasion of Romania’s National Day. The concert took place at the Grand Concert Hall of the Royal Philharmonic in Liege and local critics called the orchestra “La creme de l’orchestre de chambre d’Europe”.
On the occasion of its 10 years of existence, the Royal Camerata was decorated by the Royal House of Romania with the Cross of the Royal House medal.
“The talent and burning passion for music of the members of the Royal Camerata in a dignified Romania represent a good business card.”
(H.R.H. Prince Radu of Romania)