Ensemble Resonanz is founded in Frankfurt by members of the Junge Deutsche
Philharmonie. The musicians work project-based, rehearse and live in a barracks
in Diez during the semester breaks, and tour to concerts from here.
Stormy years follow.
ensemble is appointed Resident Ensemble of the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. It
establishes the »Resonanzen« concert series.
ensemble soon becomes one of the most acclaimed chamber orchestras worldwide
through its intelligent, intertwined programming, high artistic quality and
musicians become the first ensemble to perform in the future Elbphilharmonie in
the project »Kaispeicher entern!«.
now, the ensemble tours all over the world to perform concerts to rapturous
applause in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico, the USA and Europe. The
ensemble at the Salzburger Festspiele (image).
2011 the musicians initiate the next-generation concert series »urban string«
in their rehearsal venue located in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district.
concerts in the throes of urban life
September 2013 the ensemble reinvents its »Resonanzen« series: most notably
through the introduction of the anchor activities, which open up new
perspectives on each of the programmes in the series for audiences. These take
place in various locations across Hamburg, in the form of workshops, the
experimental »offbeat« format and more.
»urban string« series grows from an insiders’ tip to the ensemble’s second mainstay and leads to the search for its own venue, where
musicians can rehearse and the series can be presented. A room that combines an urban club atmosphere
and good acoustics for chamber music.
years of searching, the resonanzraum is constructed in a bunker in the St.
Pauli district. Despite constant financial difficulties the ensemble decides to
build the venue with the help of many private investors.
new venue opens in October 2014: now »urban string« takes place once a month
and is soon awarded Classical Next’s Innovation Award.
Zimmermann becomes the ensemble’s Artist in Residence following two fantastic years with
the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam side by side with Emilio Pomàrico, who, together
withe ensemble, inaugurates the Recital Hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in his
role as the ensemble’s new Artist in
Residence in January.
musicians often enjoy crossover projects. The production »Die Rasenden«
featuring Karin Beier at the reopening of Hamburg’s Schauspielhaus (image).
Resonanz is now ready for the next milestone: the Grand Opening of the
12 January the ensemble inaugurates the Recital Hall by performing a world
premiere by Georg Friedrich Haas and uses the new concert hall henceforth as
Ensemble in Residence, whether for the Resonanzen series, at festivals, for
co-produced children’s concerts or other
projects. The ensemble’s home remains the
resonanzraum in St. Pauli.