What the critics say

„An orchestra on its way to an illustrious future“

was the verdict of the Süddeutsche Zeitung back in 1989 on the Schlierbach Chamber Orchestra, from which the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra later evolved.

Ten years later, in 1999, the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung had this to say:

„Today what started out as a student band need fear no comparison with the world’s best period orchestras.“

Praising Volume 6 of the complete Haydn symphony series in 2006, the international CD magazine Classics Today (USA) referred to the orchestra’s conductor Thomas Fey as

„the most exciting Haydn conductor around at present.“

Under CD reviews you will find critics’ comments on all the recordings the orchestra has produced so far. Under Concert reviews you can read what the critics have said about performances by the orchestra in Heidelberg and elsewhere.