The lautten compagney BERLIN is one of the most renowned and creative baroque instrument ensembles in Germany. Their concerts, under the artistic direction of Wolfgang Katschner, have fascinated audiences for three decades. With their infectious joy in performing and their innovative concepts, these ‘early musicians’ effortlessly translate the musical language of the Baroque to the present. Whether it’s as a solo chamber ensemble or an opera orchestra, the ensemble is continually crossing boundaries and seeking out encounters with new sounds and other art forms.
The ensemble has received numerous awards for its exciting musical collaborations. For its CD recording of the programme Timeless, combining early Baroque music with works by Philip Glass, it received an ECHO Klassik award in 2010. And their winning the Rheingau Music Prize 2012 was in recognition of the lautten compagney BERLIN’s creative concert programming.
The lautten compagney BERLIN is a regular guest at leading national and international concert halls and festivals, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Musikverein, Rheingau Musik Festival, Handel Festival Halle, Mosel Musikfestival and Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht. Twice a year, Wolfgang Katschner and the lautten compagney invite audiences to join them at AEQUINOX, a music festival for the equinox in Neuruppin, Brandenburg. Since 2014 the baroque musicians are also the ensemble in residence at the Festival Alter Musik Bernau. Moreover, the lautten compagney BERLIN presented itself several times at the Baroque-festival ‘Winter in Schwetzingen’.