Ensemble Mini is a courageous collective of supersonic soloists from German symphony orchestras that repackages super symphonic music for new audiences.
Often commissioning world premiere arrangements for innovative late-night projects, its mission is to revolutionise the style, sound and setting of classical concerts. This began in 2010 with “mini-Mahler” at Philharmonie Berlin, followed by “Strauss 150: New Perspectives” at STATTBAD Berlin, “From Russia with Soul” at Griessmühle Berlin and “Bartók Beyond Borders” at Musikbrauerei Berlin.
Artist collaborations have included Regula Mühlemann, Marlis Petersen, Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, Gerhild Romberger, Tanja Tetzlaff, Ruth Ziesak and Elisa Carrillo Cabrera. Recent guest performances have included Konzerthaus Berlin (Debussy), Budapest Palace of Arts (Bartók), Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Essener Philharmonie (Mahler), Mozarteum Salzburg (Prokofiev) and Zaryadye Hall Moscow (Shostakovich).
Celebrating its 10th anniversary 2020/21 season as the ‘ultimate corona orchestra’, Ensemble Mini has been reviewed and featured often in German media (such as 3sat Kulturzeit, ZDF Aspekte, RBB, NDR and WDR television) and has recently recorded live radio concerts for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, SWR Classic and NDR Kultur.
Future plans for 2021/22 include the resumption of the ensemble’s 10th anniversary world tour with “From Russia with Soul” and “Bartók Beyond Borders” as well as new projects that feature Bruckner’s 8th, Stravinsky’s “Symphony in Three Movements” and Schoenberg’s “Gurrelieder”.