From Classical To Tango
Sellheim, Katharina; Schumann, Ken; Klenk, Oliver; Renner, Til; Sosnowski, Malwina; Schmuck, Sayaka; Nuss, Benyamin
Since its founding in 2009, Ensemble Schmuck has been praised by audiences and the press for its charismatic performances. The ensemble appears in around 50 concerts across Germany every year, presenting attractive programmes in a way that is both original and skillful. The intriguing range of genres, from Classical and Romantic works through gripping tango arrangements to staged concert formats with drama, appeals to listeners of all generations, thanks in no small part to the adaptability of the trio’s formation, with three members able to switch effortlessly between violin and viola. Ensemble Schmuck is centered around clarinetist Sayaka Schmuck, who has gathered together a number of outstanding young artists in pursuit of the great passion they all share: chamber music. In the process, each musician contributes experiences, energy and ideas from his or her own musical practice, thus giving manifold impetus to the ensemble’s work in rehearsals and concerts and instilling color and flexibility into its performances.