Founded in 1982 by violinist Christiaan Bor, the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society (“het Reizend MuziekGezelschap”) established itself as a major chamber music series in the Netherlands, presenting some of the world’s finest musicians annually throughout the country. The original group of musicians met in the seventies while studying in Los Angeles with the legendary Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, and played together regularly at chamber music festivals in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Inviting different guest performers to the series each year, the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society has combined masterworks from the repertoire with rare and often neglected chamber music in various combinations.
The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society recorded for Fidelio and Vanguard Classics.
Christiaan Bor made his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam at age sixteen and has since performed as soloist with orchestra, in recital and in chamber music throughout Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada and the United States. He was born in Amsterdam (1950) and began playing the violin at the age of five as a student of his father, Jan Bor. He studied with Herman Krebbers at the Muzieklyceum in Amsterdam, and continued his musical education with Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Bor is the founder and music director of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society and has recorded for Philips, Pelican, CBS, Fidelio and Vanguard Classics.