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Ensemble Resonanz, 2011

The Ensemble Resonanz is a German string ensemble that combines the performance and promotion of contemporary music with the interpretation of classical repertoire. It sees itself at the interface between the chamber orchestra and the soloist ensemble for new music . The ensemble is based in Hamburg , where it is Ensemble in Residence of the Elbphilharmonie .


The ensemble was founded in 1994 by members of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie . After stations in Frankfurt and Diez an der Lahn , the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg became the home of the ensemble in 2002 . There it established itself as an ensemble in residence of the Laeiszhalle - Musikhalle Hamburg with the concert series Resonanzen. The residency in the chamber music hall of the Elbphilharmonie has been continued since January 2017. Since 2011, the Ensemble Resonanz has established the young concert series urban string in Hamburg's Schanzenviertel, which combines classical and club culture.

Her awards include the Würth Prize from Jeunesses Musicales Germany (2002) and the Rudolf Stilcken Prize for Cultural Communication. From 2002 to 2004 it was Ensemble in Residence of the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music . From 2005 to 2008 it accompanied the construction of the Elbphilharmonie with the concert series “Kaispeicher entern!” In Hamburg's HafenCity .

From 2010 to 2013, the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras was Artist in Residence of the ensemble; Tabea Zimmermann has followed him in this position since September 2013. Further partners of the ensemble are not only composers, soloists and conductors, but also media artists, directors and performing and visual artists. These included Helmut Lachenmann , Beat Furrer , Rebecca Saunders , Fazıl Say , Matthias Goerne , Tabea Zimmermann , Emilio Pomàrico , Reinhard Goebel , Riccardo Minasi , Imre Kertész , Roger Willemsen , Falk Richter and the RIAS Chamber Choir . Guest performances were u. a. the Salzburg Festival , Bach Week Ansbach , RuhrTriennale , Wiener Konzerthaus , Philharmonie Luxembourg , Cologne Philharmonie , Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord Paris, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam , Tonhalle Düsseldorf , Klangspuren Schwaz , LaBiennale Venice , Ultrasound Festival , Philharmonie Berlin , MaerzMusik , Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Since 2014 the ensemble has been cooperating with the free music radio ByteFM - also based in the Bunker Hamburg - as part of a monthly classic program.


  • WAMozart: Symphonies No. 39–41 (2020, harmonia mundi), with Riccardo Minasi
  • Bryce Dessner: Tenebre (2019, resonanzraumrecords), with Moses Sumney
  • Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words (2019, harmonia mundi), with Riccardo Minasi
  • CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2018, harmonia mundi), with Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
  • JSBach: Christmas Oratorio (2017, resonanzraum records)
  • CPE Bach: 4 symphonies Wq 183, 6 sonatas Wq 184 (2016, E flat major)
  • CPE Bach: 6 Hamburg Symphonies (2014, E flat major)
  • Berg / Schönberg: Lyrical Suite / Transfigured Night (2014, harmonia mundi)
  • Hanns Eisler: Ernste Gesänge (2013, harmonia mundi)
  • Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister / Fuel (2011; cantalouope music), with Brad Lubman
  • Manuel Hidalgo: Hacia (2010; kairos), with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and Lothar Zagrosek
  • Iannis Xenakis: Music for Strings (2005; mode records)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2002; ambitus)
  • Michael Gordon: Weather (1997; nonesuch records)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Sabine Lurtz: Ensemble Resonanz artists close to the public. In: hamburgerwirtschaft, July 2008 edition, website of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved February 3, 2020 .
  2. idea (Ensemble Resonanz). Retrieved March 23, 2017 .
  3. https://byte.fm/sendung/bytefm-klassik/2014-11-02/12/mit-juliane-reil/