Since its founding in the year 2000, dacapo has developed a large core audience and has secured a permanent place in the rich cultural life of Bavaria’s state capital. Main concert venues are the world famous Gasteig, the Herkules Hall in the royal residence and the festival room of the Münchner Künstlerhaus which are all located in the centre of Munich. Further afield, the orchestra is becoming a popular guest orchestra as the invitations to Plassenburg Open-Air in Kulmbach 2015 or to the International Music Festival Český Krumlov 2014 show.
Internationally acclaimed soloists such as Natalia Gutman, Jan Simon or Massimo Mercelli are regular performers with the ensemble as well as regular guest conductors. Highly gifted young soloists are often heard such as Brigitta Simon, Kartal Karagedik and Alberto Ferro.
Franz Schottky is the founder, artistic director and chief conductor of the Kammerphilharmonie dacapo München and was also one of the last and closest students of conducting legend Sergiu Celibidache. The “German sound“ of the Kammerphilharmonie dacapo is exceptionally full and transparent which is a result of a tradition handed down from Celibidache’s teacher Wilhelm Furtwängler. The orchestra has been acclaimed by the public as well as the press for its harmonious feel good family-like atmosphere and ist obvious joy of making music.