Welcome to the Brandenburg!
Are you curious about who we are and what we do? Great, you’re in the right spot! Here at the Brandenburg, we come to work because we’re absolutely crazy about period music – that is the incredible music of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through the help of our charismatic Artistic Director Paul Dyer and his celebrated musicians, we take you back to a historical era full of passion, electrifying vitality and artistic excellence.
Since the beginning in 1989, we’ve become a leading voice in the Australian cultural landscape. We’ve won five ARIA awards for Best Classical Album (1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010), collaborated with some of the world’s leading talents, and performed more than 1,000 concerts nationwide. We perform in Sydney, Melbourne and in 2015 established a regular touring program to Brisbane. We also have a special commitment to perform in more regional parts of Australia. Since 2003, we’ve had the honour to be part of the Major Performing Arts Group. Together with our government and corporate partners, we work to extend performing arts throughout Australia.
Our music includes work from well-known composers like Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart mixed with some lesser-known but equally as fascinating musicians like Zelenka, Corrette and Merula. With instruments from the period and talents from today, we breathe fresh life and vitality into Baroque and Classical music – giving you a high-quality performance you won’t soon forget.
And... in case you were wondering
Where does our name come from? The orchestra’s name pays tribute to the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach, whose musical genius was central to the Baroque era.
If you are interested in reading our 2020 Annual Report you can find it here.