Wolfram Brandl violin
Christophe Horak violin
Rachel Schmidt violin
Micha Afkham viola
Claudio Bohórquez cello
Peter Riegelbauer double bass
Alexander Bader clarinet
Dominik Wollenweber oboe
Markus Weidmann bassoon
Stefan de Leval Jezierski French horn
Founded in 1983 by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scharoun Ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber-music organizations. With its wide repertoire, ranging from composers of the Baroque period by way of Classical and Romantic chamber music to contemporary works, the Scharoun Ensemble has been inspiring audiences in Europe and overseas for more than a quarter of a century. Innovative programming, a refined tonal culture and spirited interpretations are hallmarks of the ensemble, which performs in a variety of instrumental combinations.
The permanent core of the Scharoun Ensemble is a classical octet (clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass), made up of members of the Berlin Philharmonic except for Wolfram Brandl, who is first concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Berlin, and cellist Claudio Bohorquez ,who is an international soloist and chamber musician.
The Ensemble has been in residence at the Zermatt Music Festival & Academy since the latter’s foundation in 2005.
Find out more about the Scharoun Ensemble here.