The E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Kammerorchester Berlin is the chamber orchestra of the "Musikschule" Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf. Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf is a district of Berlin (formerly part of West-Berlin).
The orchestra comprises about 25 non professional musicians.
It is financially supported by the local administration.
The orchestra was founded in 1991 as "Wilmersdorfer Kammermusikanten"
by Dinah Backhaus and Matthias Wildenhof .
The name was changed to "E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Kammerorchester" in 1995.
When supplemented by brass and wind instruments it is called "E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Orchester"
For further information about E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) who was jurist, author of romanticism,
composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist we refer to Wikipedia: E.T.A. Hoffmann.