Chamber Orchestra of Europe Artists

Lucy Gould (violin)

Lucy Gould has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 1996 where she holds the position of principal 2nd violin. One of the first times that Lucy heard the COE was at the Barbican, in London, when she was only 21. Their performance of the Dvorak Serenades left a strong impression on her and it was then that she decided to become part of the COE.

Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Gyorgy Pauk, Lucy formed the Gould Piano Trio. The trio was chosen for the Rising Stars scheme in 1998, performing in many of the great concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Concertgebouw and has an extensive and varied discography. Many of these recordings have been selected as Chamber Disc of the month/Editor’s choice in the BBC music and Gramophone magazines. As a guest leader, Lucy has appeared with many of the British orchestras and very much enjoys the varied repertoire she has played on these occasions.

Christian Eisenberger

Christian Eisenberger first performed with the COE in 1992 and joined as a member in 1996.   He has been concertmaster in many orchestras and ensembles including Orchestra ‘Recreation’ Graz, Mozart Orchestra Vienna, Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He has also been invited to lead the Symphonic Orchestra Vorarlberg, the Orchestra Haydn Bolzano, the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, the Philharmonia Vienna and Die Reihe.   C

Christian is a keen chamber musician and is first violin in the Joseph Haydn Quartet in Vienna. He has performed at international venues and festivals. In 2007, he recorded the Mendelssohn octet together with the british violinist Daniel Hope for Deutsche Grammophon.

As a soloist, Christian played Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major in 2006 during COE  a tour to the US and Canada, performing in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto and Montreal. Further solo work includes performances with Capella Istropolitana, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.

Iris Juda

Iris Juda is a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.   Iris was born in Holland and studied the violin with her father, Jo Juda concertmaster at the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam.

As a violinist and viola player, Iris has been performing regularly with different european orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam (violin), the Mozarteum Orchester in Salzburg (principal 2nd violin) and the Hagen Quartet (viola). Iris lived in London for 9 years and during that time, she was a member of the Hanson string quartet, the Nash ensemble (violin), the Johannes ensemble (viola) and the Endymion ensemble (viola).

Beside her work with the COE since 1981 (violin), Iris has also been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since its beginning in 2003 (violin) and the Gaudier ensemble (viola) alongside other members of the COE. She holds the position of principal viola in the Camerata Salzburg. With her husband Lukas she plays Austrian folkmusic (3 violins and a double bass).

Howard Penny

Howard Penny has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 1989. He graduated from the Vienna Music University where he studied with Tobias Kühne. He had Masterclasses with Andre Navarra, Boris Pergamenshikov and William Pleeth. Howard became Principal Cello of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in 1985. He has performed concertos in Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Australia and at the Casals Festival in Prades and, as a member of the Beethoven Trio in Vienna, he appeared regularly at major concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. His recordings include works for solo cello, the complete trios of Mendelssohn and Mozart, as well as trios by Beethoven and a live recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

A lecturer in historically informed performance practice for 10 years at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, he was musical co-director of two Mozart operas for the Salzburg Festival complete cycle in 2006. Now resident in Melbourne he is Head of Strings at the Australian National Academy of Music, and directs his own chamber music festival, the Sanguine Estate Music Festival.

Dane Roberts

Dane Roberts first encountered the COE as a Double-Bass student in Vienna in 1984. He became a member in 1986 coinciding with the beginning of the complete Schubert Symphony recordings with Claudio Abbado and the Orchestra’s first musical encounter with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

In 2009, he became a member of the Freiburger Barockorchester and additionally has worked regularly with numerous leading ensembles including Musica Antiqua Köln, The Orchestra of the 18th Century, Anima Eterna, Concentus Musicus Wien, Concerto Köln, Tafelmusik, Collegium Vocale, The Rare Fruits Council, Stylus Phantasticus, Concerto Vocale, Group Diversion and Harmonie Universelle.

Freelance work outside of early music has included projects with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Ensemble Modern, Das Ensemble der Mozartwoche, Camerata Salzburg and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as regular chamber music concerts.

Dane Roberts teaches Double Bass and Historical Bass/Violone at the Kunst Universität, Graz and the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt.

Marie Lloyd

Marie Lloyd has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2001. With the COE, she has worked prolifically with such musicians as Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Also as a member of the Wind Soloists she took part in the Centenary celebration concert at the Wigmore Hall.

Marie has played with the vast majority of the orchestras of Britain, including, as guest principal, with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and many others.

Marie has kept a special interest in chamber music, performing with such groups as The Nash Ensemble (including the World Premiere of Van Gogh Blue by Julian Anderson), London Sinfonietta and Gaudier Ensemble.

Matthew Wilkie

Matthew Wilkie joined the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1986 as Principal Bassoon and has performed as a soloist and on recordings with the COE in repertoire including the Mozart bassoon concerto and the Strauss Duet Concertino. As a member of the COE Wind Soloists, Matthew also recorded, amongst other works, the complete Mozart’s Wind Serenades and Wind Divertimenti with Teldec Classics and the six Trio Sonatas by Jan Dismas Zelenka, for “Claves”. For MELBA he has recorded solo works by Bach and Telemann.

A prize winner at the Geneva International Music Competition, Matthew has also appeared as soloist with various orchestras in Germany.  In 2000 Matthew joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where he is now based, and regularly commutes to Europe to honour his commitment to the COE.