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ABOUT

About

ENSEMBLE MINI

Ensemble Mini is a courageous collective of supersonic soloists from German symphony orchestras that repackages super symphonic music for new audiences.

Often commissioning world premiere arrangements for innovative late-night projects, its mission is to revolutionise the style, sound and setting of classical concerts. This began in 2010 with “mini-Mahler” at Philharmonie Berlin, followed by “Strauss 150: New Perspectives” at STATTBAD Berlin, “From Russia with Soul” at Griessmühle Berlin and “Bartók Beyond Borders” at Musikbrauerei Berlin.

Artist collaborations have included Regula Mühlemann, Marlis Petersen, Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, Gerhild Romberger, Tanja Tetzlaff, Ruth Ziesak and Elisa Carrillo Cabrera. Recent guest performances have included Konzerthaus Berlin (Debussy), Budapest Palace of Arts (Bartók), Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Essener Philharmonie (Mahler), Mozarteum Salzburg (Prokofiev) and Zaryadye Hall Moscow (Shostakovich).

Celebrating its 10th anniversary 2020-21 season as the “ultimate corona orchestra”, Ensemble Mini has been reviewed and featured often in German media (such as 3sat Kulturzeit, ZDF Aspekte, RBB, NDR and WDR television) and has recently recorded live radio concerts for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, SWR Classic and NDR Kultur.

Future plans for 2021/22 include the resumption of the ensemble’s 10th anniversary world tour with “From Russia with Soul” and “Bartók Beyond Borders” as well as new projects that feature Bruckner’s 8th, Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.

SOLOISTS

VIOLIN

Youngkun Kwak
Mari Lee
Kana Sugimura
Mayumi Kanagawa

VIOLA

Wen Xiao Zheng
Itamar Ringel
Tobias Reifland

VIOLONCELLO

Edward King
François Thirault

CONTRABASS

Johane Gonzales
Pablo Santa Cruz Rosario
Todor Marcovic

FLUTE

Etni Molletones
Diego Aceña Moreno

OBOE

Clara Dent
Sandra Schumacher

CLARINET

Edgar Heßke
Daniel Bollinger
Matic Kuder

BASSOON

Maria Jose Garcia Zamora
Balint Mohai
Benedikt Seel
Riccardo Terzo

HORN

Johannes Lamotke
Juliane Grepling
Dmitry Babanov

TRUMPET

Bassam Mussad
Patrik Hofer
Peter Dörpinghaus
Tomas Medina

TROMBONE

Lars Karlin
Daniel Téllez Gutiérrez
Jonothan Ramsay

ACCORDION

Franka Herwig
Goran Stevanovic

PERCUSSION

Jakob Eschenburg
Maria Chlebus
Martin Münzberg
Henning Börgel

PIANO & HARMONIUM

Mario Häring
Onutė Gražinytė

TEAM

OFFICE

Joolz Gale
Artistic Director

Tatjana Volk
Project Manager

Christina Calvelo
Assistant to the Artistic Director / Communications Manager

Aline Anton
Assistant to the Board

MINI-BOSSES

Sir Sebastian Wood
Patron

Joolz Gale
Chairman

Dr. Nicolaus Berlin
Vice-Chairman

Ludwig Erbgraf von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee
Vice-Chairman

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