Described as a “lush collection of color potentials” (sueddeutsche), Berlin Counterpoint has been praised by Sir Simon Rattle as “a real shot in the arm to the chamber music scene.” Through their strong musical ideals, well-thought-out programming and above all, their intense desire to communicate through music, they are considered one of the premier ensembles of its kind.

Berlin Counterpoint’s carefully curated and thoughtful repertoire spans from the Baroque era to contemporary music, and includes traditional works for wind quintet and piano, as well as members’ own arrangements and other new works commissioned from young composers.

Since its founding in 2007, Berlin Counterpoint has received great acclaim, and its highly praised debut CD (2013 Genuin Label) was not only extremely well received by the audiences and critics, but also garnered them a nomination for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Listen to a few samples of their repertoire like Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100 and Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16.

Learn more about Berlin Counterpoint in this genial introduction video!

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Learn more about Berlin Counterpoint’s  program offerings, including:

Fun, Mockery and Schadenfreude
Extravagant, cheeky, and thoroughly idiosyncratic pieces by Strauss, Ligeti, Poulenc, and Beethoven

Each of the pieces on this program park a turning point for the composers or musical eras. With works by Wagner, Mozart, Connesson, Debussy, and Thuille

Sound Signs
This program focuses in on five composers who have created something unusual: Händel, Barber, Höller, Pulenc, and Farrenc

Foreign Lands: People. Music. Stories
Music is a language that begins where words stop. Listen how Dunajewski, Glinka, Juon, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Bernstein reveal the stories of lands and people

and learn more about their workshops and demonstrations for students and pre-performance events like:

Pre-Concert Talk: The Till Eulenspiegel In All Of Us

Children’s Concert

Composers’ Workshop for Composition Departments

Master Classes

and more!

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To inquire about these programs or to learn about Berlin Counterpoint’s availability and block booking periods, please email Director of Artist Representation, Nina Moe.

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Watch Berlin Counterpoint’s masterful interpretation of the first movements of Thuille’s Sextet Op. 6:

Berlin Counterpoint Thuille Sextet Op. 6 mvt 1

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Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by arielartists

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