Formed from the Camerata Aquisgrana in 2019, the Euregio Chamber Orchestra plays a leading role in the cultural life of the Eifel region as a professional orchestra made up of graduates and students from music universities in NRW. Numerous members have won prizes at international music competitions and perform as soloists at home and abroad.  In addition, the members of the Euregio Chamber Orchestra are also active in German and international state orchestras like Aachen State Symphony Orchestra, Bonn Beethoven Orchestra, Stockholm State Opera Orchestra, Essen Philharmonic Orchestra or Warschau Philharmonic Orchestra. With the flood disaster in 2021, the Euregio Chamber Orchestra decided to take on a role as a cultural driving force for the affected flood areas. Our musicians want to use music to encourage those affected. They will therefore perform numerous concerts in the districts of Heinsberg, Düren, Aachen and Euskirchen. With virtuoso playing, a balanced ensemble sound and interpretative sovereignty, the chamber orchestra stands for outstanding quality. As musical director of the chamber orchestra, renowned guest conductors from Germany and abroad such as Conrad van Alphen (Sinfonia Rotterdam), Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, Marek Stilic and Björn Wiede  have been recruited.


Charles Olivieri-Munroe is one of today’s most distinguished and much-travelled conductors. Of the world’s major orchestras. he has conducted the Israel Philharmonic, the Russian National, the Montreal, Toronto and New World Symphonies, the Sydney Symphony, the Berlin Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, the Czech Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Symphony, the Munich Symphony, the Stuttgart and Warsaw Philharmonics, the Budapest Symphony and may others. With a burgeoning career in the Asia Pacific region, he has recently led concerts in Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Soloists with whom Charles Olivieri Munroe has worked include Angela Gheorghiu, Krystian Zimerman, Joseph Suk, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Mischa Maisky, Shlomo Mintz, Ivan Moravec, Sol Gabetta, Gabriela Benacková and Joseph Calleja amongst others. Equally in demand as an opera conductor, he made his opera debut conducting Falstaff in Berlin.  Since then his performances have included Don Giovanni in Milan, Evgeny Onegin at Frankfurt’s Alte-Oper, Aida at the Lago di Como Festival, The Rake’s Progress in Warsaw, Il barbieri di Siviglia at the Poznan Opera Theatre, and also productions at the Sydney Opera House, the Teatro Fenice in Venice and in Amsterdam. In 2020 he will conduct Otello at the Belgrade National Theatre and Le nozze di Figaro in Hong Kong.

Born in Malta, Charles Olivieri Munroe grew up in Canada where he studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and at the University of Toronto. Following his graduation in 1992, he won three Ontario Scholarships to study with Otakar Trhlik at the Janácek Academy of Music in Brno. He also studied with celebrated conductor Jirí Belohlávek. In the mid-1990s he spent two summers at the famed Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena studying with Yuri Temirkanov, Myung Whun Chung and Ilja Musin. Charles’ international career was launched with a series of triumphs at international competitions culminating with his being awarded First Prize at the 2000 Prague Spring International Music Festival Conducting Competition. His prizes included recordings for Supraphon Records and concerts broadcast by Czech Radio. More recently he has recorded for Sony, RCA Red Seal, Naxos, SMS Classical and Naïve Records. Following his studies, Charles realised he wished to base his career in Central Europe. After 16 years as Music Director of the North Czech Philharmonic where he now holds the position of Honorary Chief Conductor, he became Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015. He is now also Principal Guest Conductor with the Thüringen Philharmonie in Germany, and Resident Conductor at the Texas Round Top Festival Institute, the longest continuously running music Festival of its kind in the United States.

Formerly Charles Olivieri-Munroe was chief conductor of Philharmonie Südwestfalen in Germany (2011-2018) and held the positions of Principal Conductor of the Colorado ‘Crested Butte’ Festival (2008), Artistic Director of the Inter-Regionales Symfonie Orchester in Germany (2008), Chief Conductor of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava (2001-2004), and Associate Conductor with the Brno Philharmonic (1995-1997) and Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra (1993-1995). Like the late Sir Charles Mackerras, Charles Olivieri Munroe is a recognised specialist in the works of composers Dvorák, Smetana, Janácek, Martinu and the wider Slavic repertoire. Charles Olivieri Munroe is equally well known both for his mastery of the standard repertoire and adventurous programming.



Czech conductor Marek Štilec is known as an interpreter of Classical orchestral repertoire and is a specialist in Czech Romantic and contemporary music. He has collaborated with orchestras the world over, including the New World Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, London Classical Soloists, Orchestra of the Swan, Berlin Camerata, Kammerphilharmonie Graz and Sinfonietta Bratislava. A prolific recording artist, he has made over 30 albums for labels including Naxos, ArcoDiva, cpo and Supraphon. In the field of historically informed performance Štilec has collaborated with ensembles including Czech Ensemble Baroque and Ensemble 18+. He is also the founder of the Wranitzky Kapelle and artistic director of Academy Prague Mannheim with Das Kurpfälzische Kammerorchester Mannheim. He attended the masterclasses of conductor Leonid Grin at the International Järvi Academy for Conducting, and has also taken masterclasses with Michael Tilson Thomas, Jorma Panula and Gerd Albrecht. Since 2020 he has been the permanent principal choirmaster of the Czech Boys’ Choir, Boni Pueri.


Conrad van Alphen has gained tremendous popularity with orchestras and audiences alike for his visionary interpretations which he craftly directs in his energetic, efficient, kind and communicative performance style. Equally at ease with the classical genre as with large symphonic repertoire Conrad van Alphen boasts an impressive array of appearances with orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Bochumer Symphoniker, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Russian National Orchestra, Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Bogota Philharmonic, Enescu Philharmonic Bucharest, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu and many more. At the turn of the millennium Conrad founded Sinfonia Rotterdam, of which he remains chief conductor and artistic director. The orchestra presents successful concert series at de Doelen in Rotterdam, Amare in The Hague and at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Under Conrad’s energetic leadership Sinfonia Rotterdam is regularly invited to perform in venues and festivals around Europe and intercontinentally tours to Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, China and Russia. Soloists of the highest calibre hail Conrad for his masterful concerto accompaniments, to mention only a few: Mikhail Pletnev, Maxim Vengerov, Nikolai Lugansky, Ronald Brautigam, Alexei Volodin, Simone Lamsma, Alena Baeva and Mischa Maisky.


Born in St. Petersburg in 1968 with German-Russian-Ukrainian roots, he has been similarly shaped by the musical traditions of Eastern and Western Europe and has long been one of the most exciting talents of his generation. Juri Gilbo made his conducting debut in 1997 and has since worked with numerous world-class soloists including Nigel Kennedy, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Sir James Galway, Igor Oistrakh, Edita Gruberova, Gautier Capuçon, Fazil Say, Martin Stadtfeld, Ute Lemper, Sergei Nakariakov, Giora Feidman, Simone Kermes, Gabor Boldoczki, Dmitri Berlinsky, Lilya Zilberstein, Michael Barenboim, Richard Galliano, Ksenija Sidorova, Nils Landgren, Francesco Tristano and many other well-known artists. He is a frequent guest in the most important concert halls such as the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonic Halls, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Concert Hall, Teatro Real Madrid, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Theater des Champs Elysées, Béla Bartók Hall Budapest, Jerusalem Theatre, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatru Manoel Malta, Teatro Solìs de Montevideo, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica as well at numerous renowned international festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, George Enescu Festival Bucharest, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Istanbul Music Festival, Al Bustan Festival Beirut, Haydn Festival Seoul and others. In addition he is a regular guest conductor of various orchestras throughout Europe, Israel, Latin America, South Korea, Lebanon, China and Turkey.