Critical Acclaim

Christian Ludwig led the orchestra with spirited energy, seeking out with remarkable attentiveness the middle voices and strong contrasts which lie at the heart of great symphonic music.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Andreas Pernpeinter

Led by Christian Ludwig, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra’s performances are perfect: flowing, rhythmically clean and snappy, immaculately tuned and affectionately phrased.
Listen Magazine and Classicstoday, David Hurwitz

"Christian Ludwig and his Cologne Chamber Orchestra …played exciting and lively music in “historically-informed" interpretations..."
Kölnische Rundschau, Olaf Weiden

"Conducting the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Christian Ludwig demonstrated the right touch not only in the presentation of the beguilingly singing passages but also in the dark colours of this music (Mozart Divertimento K.334)…"
Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Dr. Markus Schwering

„A stimulating programme and outstanding interpretations: Christian Ludwig and his Cologne Chamber Orchestra bridged the difficulty of bringing together the challenging and the popular and the saleable and little-known.”
Ansbach, Thomas Wirth

Leaving routine far behind, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra appeared to be transformed, so perfectly and inspired did the strings and winds follow the young firebrand's every command. The full concert hall instantly reacted with rapturous applause.
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Marianne Kierspel