The up to ten members of the European Chamber Players have successfully played together since their joint days in the EU Youth Orchestra and now testify to their great skills with a recording. The musicians from five European countries are today in the services of such distinguished international orchestras as the RSO Vienna, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra or the Philharmonia Orchestra. The vivacious ensemble hold their debut with the Septet in E flat major op. 20 by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Bohemian Suite op. 39 by Antonin Dvorak in an arrangement for octet.
European Chamber Players
The first steps towards setting up their own group happened with the participation in the Zermatt Festival in 2006, run by the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic. Inspired by that ensemble’s similar instrumentation and their unforgettable tuition and performances, the European Chamber Players held their first concert-tour through Austria, debuting in the Mozart-Hall of the Viennese Konzerthaus. Since then the musicians from Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Lithuania held numerous concerts in different instrumentations, ranging from works for clarinet quintet to septets and octets.
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Amy Cardigan (violin), Raphael Handschuh (viola), Cornelia Burghardt (violoncello), Benjamin Cunningham (double bass), Thomas Lessels (clarinet), Povilas Bingelis (bassoon), Alfredo Varela (french horn)