No Argentine chamber group has had such a sustained, regular and brilliant existence as the Camerata Bariloche, which can proudly show a luxurious international career enriched by a gratifying artistic success. Created in 1967, its first conductor was Alberto Lysy, who was succeeded by Rubén González and Elías Khayat. Since 1992 the musical director is Fernando Hasaj.
Extraordinary Ambassador of Argentina to the countries of America, Europe, the Far and Middle East, it was present at the Cultural Olympiad of Mexico and Munich, as well as in the international festivals of Salzburg, Taormina, Montreux and Gstaad-Menuhin, also representing our country at the Expo-Osaka, Japan.
While on tour, the orchestra has made appearances in the world?s most important concert halls, among them: Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel, París; Kennedy Center, Washington; Carnegie Hall, New York; NHK, Tokio; Olimpia, Atenas; Beethovenhalle, Bonn; Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow; Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid; Ritirsky Hall, Praga; Brahms Saal and the Musikverien, Vienna; Herkules Saal, Munich; Wallenstein Palace, Praga; Palau de la Música, Barcelona; Osaka Musical Academy Auditorium, Japón; Bangkok Music Auditorium, Tailandia.
Some of the soloists who have performed with the orchestra have been Astor Piazzolla, Ernesto Bitteti, Yehudi Menuhin, Antonio Janigro, Janos Starker, Karl Richter, Katherine Ciesinsky, Nicolás Chumachenko, Maxim Vengeroff, Jean Pierre Rampal, Vadin Repin, Cho-Liang Lin, Jean Ives Thibaudet, Frederika von Stade, Mstislav Rostropovich and Martha Argerich, among others.
The group is composed by almost twenty musicians, selected among the best in Argentina, and its artistic background is made up of no less than 2.500 concerts and some thirty recordings, done in different parts of the world.
The Camerata Bariloche has also performed the Original Soundtracks for several films: ?El Canto Cuenta su Historia? 1976; ?Argentinísima? 1972; ?El Hombre Olvidado? 1981; ?Un Lugar en el Mundo? 1991; ?Vidas privadas? 2002.
Throughout its history, the Camerata Bariloche has received numerous distinctions, one of which is the emblematic Platinum Konex Prize which was awarded to the group as the best chamber ensemble in the history of Argentina.
The Camerata Bariloche, 35 years after its creation, is internationally positioned at a level never reached by any other national entity of its kind.