Ensemble Concerto Grosso

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Ensemble Concerto Grosso led by concertmaster Swantje Hoffmann consists of instrumental soloists from the foremost German baroque orchestras. The trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich initiated the founding of the ensemble, which together with the Anton-Webern-Chor Freiburg performed Bach’s B Minor Mass in several concerts two years ago, conducted by Hans Michael Beuerle and the ensemble continues to collaborate closely with him. A particular interest of the Ensembles Concerto Grosso, founded in 2006, is the regular performance – along with the central baroque repertoire – of compositions by composers which have been unjustly forgotten or rarely played: Thus it presented a program of instrumental compositions by Samuel Endler, Christoph Graupner’s Vice-Kapellmeister at the Darmstadt court. Numerous successful concerts in renowned venues such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Philharmonic halls in Essen and Cologne as well as the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden have extended and consolidated the ensemble’s reputation.