Cologne Classical Ensemble

In the Cologne Classical Ensemble outstanding musicians of North Rhine-Westphalia meet regularly to perform chamber music in a variety of instrumentations and forms of expression. The collaboration of the musicians is based on artistic appreciation, and often years of friendship and professional bonds. All musicians share the desire to develop sophisticated chamber music - without any restrictions, only committed to musical quality. Concerts with the Cologne Classical Ensemble include projects from small to large ensembles. Rare duo or trio combinations, classical quartets or quintets, 8- to 10-member ensembles and complete chamber orchestras. The Cologne Classical Ensemble has thus developed into a stage for the musicians, on which they can implement joint projects free from external constraints, completely devoted to the depth of their musical expression.

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Arisva quartet

Arisva Quartett

The Arisva quartet is the permanent quartet of Cologne Classical Ensemble. It was established under the musical leader and first violinist Alexander Prushinskiy together with Svetlana Shtraub as 2nd violinist, altist Aliaksandr Senazhenski and cellist Risto Rajakorpi. The focus of the musical work of the quartet lays on the large chamber works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann and Dmitri Shostakovich. This is where the Arisva quartet shows its brilliant skill of musical interpretations with great clarity and depth. Another focus are the great Russian composers which are less frequently played in Western Europe like Alexander Glazunov or Anton Arensky. To show these masterpieces to a wider audience is a particular concern of the quartet.

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Lena Kravets & Tobias Kassung

Since 2011 cellist Lena Kravets and guitarist Tobias Kassung devote themselves to the wonderful combination of cello and guitar. This rare combination lives of high cantabile possibilities of the cello and the subtle accompaniment on the guitar. Their current repertoire includes predominantly Spanish music by Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados as well as classic-romantic works by Franz Schubert and further own artistic jazz-arrangements of standards by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Django Reinhard und George Gershwin.

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Duo Kassung & Marziali

The duo of Italian guitarist Luciano Marziali and German guitarist Tobias Kassung is one of the great insider's tip in the classical music scene. The current programme "Il Cinema" is dedicated to film music - and especially the great Italian film composers. Besides famous names like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone one finds also the ancestor of all Hollywood composers on the duo's programme: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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Gershwin & de Falla

Bach & Piazzolla

Astor Trio: Bach & Piazzolla