Utopia Choir & Orchestra is an international ensemble, founded by Teodor Currentzis with the aim of bringing together outstanding singers and musicians from across the world. In its structure, funding and organization, Utopia is independent of other ensembles and institutions. The idea of founding Utopia dates back several years. The focus of the ensemble’s vision is on intensive preparation and research, as well as on outstanding musicianship.
The artists come together for each new programme; their number varies depending on the requirements of the repertory being performed. The ensemble features singers and instrumentalists from more than thirty different countries, among them Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK, the USA and Venezuela.
The Utopia Choir & Orchestra is financed by the proceeds from its concerts, and supported by the Kunst und Kultur DM Privatstiftung, and various European patrons.
In the 2022/23 season Utopia undertook two tours. In October 2022 the ensemble performed works by Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel in some of the most important concert halls supporting the project, among them the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Laieszhalle in Hamburg, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Berlin Philharmonie. In June 2023 Utopia performed Mahler’s Third Symphony in Vienna, Berlin and Athens. In November 2023 Utopia will undertake a further orchestral tour, performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.