Since its founding in 2017 and its first performance at the opening ceremonies of the CARMEN WÜRTH FORUM, the Würth Philharmoniker have been enthusiastically applauded by concertgoers as the orchestra in residence there with a broad repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary works. The orchestra is another milestone in the cultural commitment of the Würth Group and has been led by Claudio Vandelli as its principal conductor since January 2020.
Numerous internationally renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Lawrence Foster, Heinz Holliger and Paavo Järvi have already been guests in Künzelsau for the symphony concerts. Soloists such as Gautier Capuçon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gerhard Oppitz, Alisa Weilerstein, Nelson Freire, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Kristine Opolais and Kirill Gerstein have also already accepted the invitation to Künzelsau.
Among the highlights of her still young biography so far are the Würth Philharmonic's aria recitals with Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Rolando Villazón, Olga Peretyatko, Dmitry Korchak, Ildar Abdrazakov, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva and Juan Diego Flórez.
The Würth Philharmoniker has already made an international appearance at major concert halls around the world. They have performed at venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London's Cadogan Hall, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. They also performed with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov at Dubai Opera. Together with the World Orchestra for Peace, they performed the UNESCO Peace Concert in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.