The Hofkapelle München is renowned today as the leading ensemble for historically informed performance in the South German region; under their artistic director, the conductor Rüdiger Lotter, they have acquired a superlative reputation.
The orchestra works regularly with top-ranking stars on the music scene, including Franco Fagioli, Julia Lezhneva, Max Emanuel Cencic, Dorothee Mields, Valer Sabadus, Dorothee Oberlinger and Hille Perl. Besides Rüdiger Lotter, guest conductors also take to the rostrum of the Hofkapelle München: Reinhard Goebel, Alessandro de Marchi, Howard Arman, et al. The orchestra has close connections to vocal ensembles and choruses, including the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the Tölzer Knabenchor – Boys’ Choir – the Chorwerk Ruhr and the Vocalconsort Berlin.
The orchestra tours major concert platforms as a guest, such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Singel in Antwerp, the Cologne Philharmonic, the NOSPR Concert Hall Katowice and the Herkulessaal in Munich and debuted in 2017 at the famed Festival for Early Music in Bruges with C.P.E. Bach’s Oratorio The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. In 2019 the Hofkapelle München appeared as guests at the Regensburg Days of Early Music, the Herrenchiemsee Festival, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and the International Music Festival in Warsaw.
The Hofkapelle München has released exceptionally successful CDs since its re-formation in 2009. One of them, the album Le belle immagini, won an Echo Klassik award in 2015. The recording of Bach’s 6 Brandenburg Concertos was lauded by the critics as “exemplary”. In 2012 the Hofkapelle München won the German Record Critics’ Award.
In 2018 the Hofkapelle München in cooperation with August Everding Bavarian Theatre Academy re-opened the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth. Under Michael Hofstetter as musical director they performed the opera Artaserse by Johann Adolph Hasse, which was probably the same opera that inaugurated the Bayreuth opera house 250 years ago. This project marked the continuation of a collaboration with the Theatre Academy that has lasted many years.