The Orchestra KlangVerwaltung was founded in 1997 by violinists Andreas Reiner and Josef Kröner. While the public focus was initially aimed at the unusual name - KlangVerwaltung litterally means sound administration - acting as responsible servants of the great masterpieces and their creators - it quickly became clear that a new elite orchestra had taken the stage - historically informed, from early Baroque to the 20th century.
The orchestra's superlative technical and chambermusiclike interaction, extraordinary soloist's abilities, amazingly colourful sound and an unusually dedicated and lively habitus have earned them brilliant reviews as well as a great degree of sympathy.
For each project, a constant base of musicians comes together in order to revise their meanwhile sizeable repertoire, but also to work on new scores. Their style of rehearsing resembles a workshop, which allows for both the conductor and the musicians to be equally involved in the process of bringing new life to music. This guarantees for an entrancingly vivid, dense, uncompromising, and yet, due to the ensembleís quality, homogeneous musical experience.
The members of the KlangVerwaltung are comprised from leading orchestras, but as well internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians. The most exceptional sound experience is supported by great instruments by Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati, Guadagnini, Gofriller, and other famous masters.
Apart from the regular concert schedule they have played at significant venues such as the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Hall, the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vatican, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, at the Rheingau Festival, the Beethoven-Fest Bonn, the European Weeks and at the Festival on Herrenchiemsee, where the KlangVerwaltung is orchestra in residence every summer. They have toured England, France, Italy, Spain, the US and China - where they had an absolutely stunning success.
In 2011 among other concerts the KlangVerwaltung appeared for the first time at the festival of Gstaad and for the sixth time for two concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna. 2012 brought them again to London at St. Martin in the Fields. In the fall they went on tour to Argentina and Brasil.
The orchestra appears mostly with their pricipal conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg, but has played concerts with Heinrich Schiff, Reinhard Goebel, Andrew Parrot, Paul McCreesh, Paul Goodwin and without conductor under their leader Andreas Reiner. 2012 the KlangVerwaltung collaborated for the first time with Thomas Zehetmair and again with Heinrich Schiff.
KlangVerwaltung is recording CDs exclusively for FARAO classics, which have been highly praised by international reviews. Brucknerís 4th Symphony (live from Vienna) received the most significant German music award, the ECHO Klassik. Their latest release, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (live from Munich) is hailed as "a milestone in the younger history of this work's reception" and one of the "five best renditions of all times".