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Founded in Zurich in 1991, Ensemble Pyramide is described in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung: “On hearing the six ensemble members making music together, one is as ever fascinated by their delight in playing and by their capacity for enthusiasm, which never seems to diminish.” Ensemble Pyramide, made up of flute (Markus Brönnimann), oboe (Barbara Tillmann), violin (Ulrike Jacoby), viola (Muriel Schweizer), cello (Anita Jehli) and harp (Marie Trottmann), likes to demonstrate surprising musical correlations in its concert programmes by juxtaposing music old and new. It has developed a unique repertoire, comprising, alongside the quartets and quintets of the Classical period, French chamber music with harp from the first half of the 20 th century. Thanks to many years of music-making with unaltered membership, an unmistakable ensemble sound has emerged, along with a particular stylistic flexibility of approach to music from the Baroque to the 21 st century. Ensemble Pyramide is committed to reviving neglected works, and has commissioned works from composers including Elena Firsova, Gao Ping and Rudolf Kelterborn. The Berner Zeitung writes: “In both the sextet and quartet formation, the musicians won over their audience with superlative ensemble playing. Their performance was precisely coordinated and portrayed each stylistic setting with great authenticity.” In 2006, Ensemble Pyramide was awarded city of Zurich’s “Scholarship for Interpretation” cultural prize for its exceptional achievements in ensemble and repertoire. The ensemble has organized its own series of concerts in Zurich since 1995. Radio and CD recordings for Ars musici, Intégral productions, Divox, Naxos, Toccata Classics and Brilliant Classics complement their regular concert appearances throughout Europe. www.ensemble-pyramide.ch
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Ensembles

Ensemble Pyramide

Kammerata Luxembourg (formerly Kammermusekveräin Lëtzebuerg) has been a firm fixture in Luxembourg’s musical life for 30 years. With its variable ensemble size, the group’s repertoire ranges from Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire to Baroque trio sonatas, from premieres by Luxembourgish composers to Romantic wind serenades. Kammerata Luxembourg organises five concerts each season in collaboration with local concert promoters, and is often invited to perform in neighbouring countries. It receives support from the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture. www.kammerata.lu

Ensemble Prisma

Ensemble Prisma was founded in 1996 by members of the Young German Philharmonic. Its core structure is a classic wind octet with two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons and two horns. However, it also performs as a wind quintet, or can expand up to 13 players as required. The ensemble members stem from all over Germany and hold positions in prestigious German orchestras including Mannheim National Theatre Orchestra, the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hanover, Nuremberg Philharmonic State Orchestra and Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra. The ensemble’s repertoire is wide-ranging. Alongside the well-known original works by Mozart, Beethoven, Krommer and Dvorak, Ensemble Prisma devotes itself to so-called “Harmoniemusik”, arrangements of operas and ballets for wind ensemble, such as “Die Fledermaus”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Carmen” and “The Nutcracker”. In recent years, Prisma’s children’s concerts have enjoyed huge success. “Papa Haydns kleine Tierschau” and “Ritter Gluck im Glück” have reached thousands of young listeners in Germnay. www.ensembleprisma.com

Trio Maare

Trio Maare unites three avid chamber musicians in pursuit of their common passion. Markus Brönnimann (flute), Andreas Graf (cello) and Evelyne Grandy (piano) combine their wealth of experience to breathe life into the little- known repertoire for this trio combination. Their stylistic range spans from Haydn and Mozart, via Schumann and Weber, to music of the present day. Trio Maare’s programmes are full of surprises and illuminate hidden connections between works of different periods. These three experienced musicians with Swiss roots distinguish themselves through their virtuosity, mutual musical understanding and immaculate ensemble playing. www.trio-maare.com

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