The king’s harpsichordist. New years concert with the Rheinsberger Hofkapelle for the opening of the Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-year 2014
The musicians of the historic Rheinsberger Hofkapelle of crownprince Friedrich were counted amongst the most brilliant in Europe. When the crownprince ordered them to Rheinsberg, none of them were older than 35 years. In 1749 they followed the prussian King Friedrich II to Berlin, where they played as the Königlich-Preußische Hofkapelle in the Lindenoper and the palace of Sanssouci.
In this tradition, the Music academy Rheinsberg awards the title of “Rheinsberger Hofkapelle” since the year 2000. It is given annually to young ensembles of old music, with the goal to support young musicians and to revive old music in the fashion of period performances. The title allows the awardees to perform at the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg and grants opportunities to follow literature studies focusing on the Rheinsberger Hofkapelle.