As an ensemble organized by musicians, Ensemble Modern’s existence requires income from concert engagements as well as public and private support. The numerous cancellations of events due to the spread of the coronavirus have affected Ensemble Modern’s finances directly. At this point, we need not only concrete, unbureaucratic and rapid support from politics, but also trust in our society’s ability to master and overcome this severe crisis.
By releasing personal video statements from their current, individual situations, Ensemble Modern’s musicians make sure that the music does not fall entirely silent over the coming weeks.
#11: Uwe Dierksen, Posaune
#10: Rainer Römer, Percussion
#9: Paul Cannon, Double bass
#8: Megumi Kasakawa, Viola
#7: Michael Maria Kasper, Violoncello
#6: Giorgos Panagiotidis & Jagdish Mistry, Violine
#5: Dietmar Wiesner, Flute
#4: Ueli Wiget, Piano
#3: Christian Hommel, Oboe
#2: SaVaSa Trio (Saar Berger, horn, Sava Stoianov, trumpet, Valentín Garvie, trumpet)
#1: Jaan Bossier, clarinet