The EnsembLesAlpes was founded in 2020 by Ola Sendecki, Samuel Justitz and Matthias Alexander Bruns with the aim of promoting and cultivating Swiss chamber music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This ensemble performs in various instrumental combinations and has its origins in the Swiss Orchestra. It developed out of a desire to bring Swiss composers of the Classical, Romantic and modern periods back into the light of day, and to let their forgotten works sound once more on the concert podium. For example, the EnsembLesAlpes has dedicated itself both to the extensive chamber music oeuvre of Joachim Raff and to the pensive contemplation of Nature found in Ernest Bloch’s Landscapes. The works of Frank Martin and Hans Huber also play a major role in their repertoire.
The ensemble is made up of instrumentalists who have attained recognition at many festivals at home and abroad. They also play in other, renowned orchestras and chamber ensembles – either as permanent members or as regular guests – including the Orchestra of the Hamburg State Opera, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich and Cologne Radio Orchestras, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Bern, the Graubünden Chamber Philharmonic, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Camerata Schweiz and the Stradivari Quartet.
Matthias Alexander Bruns, violin
Ola Sendecki, violin
Lech Uszynski, viola
Cristian Andris, viola
Samuel Justitz, cello
Joachim Müller-Crépon, cello