Eroica Berlin, a chamber orchestra made up of promising and talented young musicians from Berlin, was founded by Jakob Lehmann in 2015. The ensemble is unified by a desire to communicate unfiltered emotions as directly as possible whilst paying tribute to insights from Historically Informed Performance, and passionately believes that in today’s event and performance culture it is imperative that the music itself and its message should take centre stage. These young musicians consider themselves on an energetic and enthusiastic search for ways to grant classical music a prominent place in today’s society equalling that which it enjoys in their own lives, and regard the Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi as their artistic home.
The core repertoire of Eroica Berlin consists of symphonic works of the Classical and early Romantic era. New light is being shed on composers like Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert or Mendelssohn through vivid, energetic and up-to-date interpretations. Furthermore the group performs works of 20th Century composers such as Hindemith, Martinu, Ibert, Toch, Britten, Perry and Takemitsu and sheds new light on late Romantic composers such as Richard Wagner.
Music outreach and education work is very important to Eroica Berlin. Rehearsals take place regularly in the Miriam Makeba Primary School in Berlin-Moabit, allowing many school children the opportunity to experience and participate in what it means to prepare a concert of classical music.
In the context of the TONALi competition, Eroica Berlin celebrated their Hamburg debut in July 2017, and opened the TONALi festival in 2018. In late 2018, Eroica Berlin collaborated for the first time with renowned mezzo soprano Lioba Braun and gave its debut in Wilhelmshaven to critical acclaim.
Eroica Berlin has so far released four very successful CD productions, of which the album "The Golden Age" was awarded with the prestigious International Classical Music Award 2019. The newest release, "The Many Faces of God", is already the second collaboration with the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis.
In January 2020, Eroica Berlin will perform its first concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.