franz ensemble

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The franz ensemble is a chamber music ensemble of young, internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians, combining strings, winds and a pianist. The instrumentation allows for an enormous spectrum, ranging from the finest chamber music colours to orchestral sounds.

The musicians came together for the first time in 2017. The enthusiasm for joint concerts with the Octet by Franz Schubert, the ensemble’s namesake, led to the desire to perform together regularly and form a permanent ensemble.

The members of the franz ensemble are top-class soloists, professors, and orchestra members. They are united by many years of profound artistic experience, which stands as a guarantee for the high quality and tonal brilliance of the ensemble. Concerts have taken them to the Kissinger Sommer and the Musikfest Bremen, among others.



“Elegant, new swing”, “Technically perfect and nuanced”

Deutschlandfunk 03/20

“Exciting ensemble playing and a beguilingly beautiful tonal culture.”



Dates available upon request

ferdinand & ludwig

F. Ries: Octet in Ab major, Op. 128
L. v. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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Dates available upon request

louise, helena und ernst

L. Farrenc: Piano Quintet No. 1
H. Winkelman: „The poor Fiddler“
E. v. Dohnányi: Sextet in C major, Op. 37 (piano, clarinet, horn, violin, viola and cello)

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