Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (京都フィルハーモニー室内合奏団)

Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is an orchestra based in Kyoto City. It is an associate member of the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras.

It was established in 1972. In addition to various concerts, this orchestra conducts educational campaigns for classical music through their performances at elementary schools in Kyoto Prefecture. Their activities became full-scale after becoming a nonprofit organization (NPO) in 2000. They play without a conductor and presently consist of eighteen members. On November 12, 2005, they performed with Shuntaro SATO, Masahiro ARITA and Mariko SENJU in the form of a public rehearsal conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who was visiting Kyoto to attend the 21st award ceremony of the Kyoto Prize.

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