The Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra Hamburg is formed from a nucleus of leading musicians from Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin and has already notched up considerable achievements to its credit: the milestones marking their biography include repeated invitations to the Cologne Philharmonie and to Das Alte Werk of the NDR–North German Radio Hamburg, to festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Leipzig Bachfest, the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival, the Herne Tagen Alter Musik – Days of Early Music, the Bremen Musikfest, the Brügge Musica Antiqua Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival. In 2010 the ensemble was invited by the Goethe Institute to perform concerts in South America, in April 2011 Elbipolis made their debut in Brussels at the invitation of the Palais des Beaux Arts.
Since 2008 ELBIPOLIS has regularly accompanied the Schleswig-Holstine Music Festival Chorus under the baton of Rolf Beck, also the NDR–North German Radio Chorus under Philipp Ahmann. These productions brought the ensemble to Prague, Luxembourg, South America and Warsaw.
After two conceptual CDs on the history of music in Hamburg for the Raumklang label, in December 2009 a Christmas CD with the soprano Deborah York was released by Edel Classics. In 2010 dhm/Sony released a recording of Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Chorus under the direction of Rolf Beck.
In 2008, in cooperation with the NDR, the Berlin RADIALSYSTEM V and Kampnagel in Hamburg, the innovative concert series Baroque Lounge was launched, an encounter between Baroque music and electronics. This new event format has in the meantime become so successful that in the 2011/12 season Elbipolis was invited to perform in the major concert halls of the Netherlands, among other venues. Their favourite partner for the Baroque Lounge is the Berlin musician Brezel Göring (Stereo Total).