VIAF feels indeed privileged to welcome the world-famous Ensemble 4.1 to perform on Wednesday 15 June at the Aula Mgr G. Farrugia at 8.30pm. Made up of Jörg Schneider (Oboe), Alexander Glücksmann (Clarinet), Christoph Knitt (Bassoon), Sebastian Schindler (Horn), and Thomas Hoppe (Pianoforte), the ensemble will play works specifically composed for wind quartet and pianoforte by von Herzogenberg and Gieseking.
Ensemble 4.1 is one of the world’s top piano quintets with members of this famous ensemble occupying high-profile posts with a few of the finest orchestras in Europe. Jörg Schneider is Principal Oboe with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Glücksmann is Principal Clarinet with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Knitt is Principal Bassoon with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Sebastian Schindler is Principal Horn with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, and Thomas Hoppe is the pianist of the famous Atos Trio apart from being accompanist to legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and violist Tabea Zimmermann. By all means, such a formidable line-up of musicians cannot but dazzle when they come and perform music together. Earning rave reviews from critics for their performances, Ensemble 4.1 have toured extensively, from Europe, North Africa, to the Far East, and the U.S.A. German radio stations such as the SWR regularly commission concerts from Ensemble 4.1, and their first CD, entitled Ensemble 4.1 – Origins, recorded and published in 2014, consists of works by Mozart, Verhey, and Gieseking.
This is one concert that surely must not be missed! Please note that it starts at 8.30pm.