In 1991, the violinist Lavard Skou-Larsen and a handful of colleagues decided to form an unusual ensemble. The aim of this ensemble was to perform orchestral chamber music with the freedom of soloists.

Skou-Larsen combed Europe and the rest of the world until he had a group of first class musicians. Their inspiration was the unforgettable Sandor Végh, whose charisma had influenced many members of the group considerably. Salzburg Chamber Soloists has alos performed with numerous personalities such as Boris Belkin, Mischa Maisky, Michel Dalberto, Rodolfo Bonucci, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Giora Feidman and Alexander Lonquich amongst many others.

The SCS has performed in many prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, the Philharmonie/Berlin, the Theatre des Champs Elysee/Paris, the Tonhalle/Zurich, the Teatro Municipal/Rio de Janeiro, and Sala São Paulo/São Paulo.

The SCS are also regularly invited to perform at various festivals, including "Academia Chigiana"/Siena, the Turku Musikfestival / Finland, the Mozart Festival/Würzburg, Schubertiade/Roskilde, Mozarteum Sommerakademie Salzburg, MIDEM in Cannes and the Salzburger Kulturtage.

The Salzburg Chamber Soloists has released recordings for DENON and currently records for Coviello Classics.