an international orchestra of outstanding musicians under the patronage of Viktor Prinz von Isenburg.

For years the famous Austrian/Bulgarian violin virtuoso Mario Hossen has imparted his knowledge and skills to the next generations. A number of his former students, who have in the meantime emerged as prize winners themselves from both national and international competitions, form the solid core of the orchestra under the artistic direction of Mario Hossen. LES ORPHEÏSTES has repeatedly proved its high quality and capability in concerts, on tours and with CD recordings.

Since its establishment, Swiss conductor Joel Mathias Jenny has worked frequently with the orchestra. Many famous musicians have been heard as part of LES ORPEÏSTES – none more so than violinist Mario Hossen. Further illustrious names include the violinists Gérard Poulet, Takashi Shimizu, and Don Suk Kang; the violists Gérard Caussé and Wolfgang Klos; the cellists Anton Nikulescu, Wolfgang Panhofer and Dominique de Williencour. Milena Mollova and Adrian Oetiker are connected with the orchestra as pianists, while Hansjörg Schellenberger (oboe) and Philipp Bernold (flute) have repeatedly conducted performances in the dual roles of soloist/conductor. Borislav Ivanov, François Pierre Descamps and Nayden Todorov deserve mentioning among the conductors.

Various CD recordings bear witness to the high musical and technical standard of the LES ORPHEISTES orchestra in works by Bach, Mozart, Stamitz, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.