The Freiburger Barockorchester, or the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, is a renowned musical ensemble that has made significant contributions to the world of classical music. Founded in 1987 by a group of young musicians who shared a passion for historically informed performance, this German orchestra has since established itself as one of the finest period-instrument ensembles globally.

Known for their distinct style that combines historical authenticity with a dynamic and innovative approach, the Freiburger Barockorchester presents an array of baroque and classical repertoire. They perform with original instruments appropriate to each period and composition, offering listeners an authentic experience of the music's original sound.

Throughout their career, they have collaborated with eminent conductors and soloists such as René Jacobs, Gottfried von der Goltz, and Petra Müllejans. Their discography is extensive, including works from composers like Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. Many of these recordings have received prestigious awards such as the Gramophone Award and Diapason d'Or.

The Freiburger Barockorchester regularly tours internationally and performs at major concert venues and festivals around the world. They also run their own concert series in Freiburg. In addition to performing traditional repertoire, they are committed to promoting contemporary music through commissions and premieres.

Their commitment to excellence in performance practice extends to nurturing future generations of musicians through their orchestral academy.


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