The Musikkollegium Winterthur has been under the direction of its Chief Conductor Roberto González-Monjas since 2021. It was founded in 1629 and thus enjoys one of the richest histories of any musical institution in Europe. In addition to playing contemporary music, its repertoire focuses on the music of the Classical and Early-Romantic periods. The Musikkollegium plays more than 40 concerts in a season and is also notable for its varied music education programme and its interdisciplinary formats. Its former Chief Conductors (such as Thomas Zehetmair), its long-standing guest conductors (such as Heinz Holliger) and also its international, in-demand soloists (such as Sir András Schiff, Ian Bostridge and Carolin Widmann) have also contributed to maintaining the high quality of the orchestra.