Danish Chamber Players is characterized by its particular combination of instruments: flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, piano, violin, viola and cello.
This combination produces a unique sound, that has inspired many Danish and international composers to write exclusively for Danish Chamber Players.
An important part of the repertoire consists of arrangements of works originally composed for orchestra (e.g. "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky), for piano (e.g. "Preludes" by Debussy) or other settings.
The ensemble often plays in a tutti formation with all musicians together, but there are numerous possibilities to perform in smaller groups.
Amongst these combinations the groups with the harp involved attract special attention e.g. harp quintet or harp trio.
Piano trio and woodwind trio are among other obvious options.
The ensemble works almost solely without a conductor, thus requiring the musicians to strive for and achieve the highest level of genuine chamber music performance; even in the most complex contemporary works.