The Horenstein Ensemble, founded in 2008, presents the great diversity of chamber music and the interplay of different instrument groups - strings, winds and harp.
The repertoire is not limited to a certain era of music but includes works by Rameau, Mozart, Spohr, Brahms, Ravel, Messiaen, Widmann and Yun. The ensemble is also dedicated to performing English chamber music which is seldom heard in Germany, such as the compositions of Vaughan Williams, Bax, Elgar, Somervell, Arnold, Butterworth and Britten. Their collaboration with contemporary composers such as Samir Odeh-Tamimi and Allain Gaussin has resulted in works especially composed for the instrumentation of the Horenstein Ensemble.
The ensemble is named in honour of the work of conductor Jascha Horenstein, who had a strong connection to Berlin and often conducted the Berlin State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic.
In 2011, their debut album "Tempelhof" appeared on CD and Vinyl-LP on ACOUSENCE.
Varying and sometimes unusual combinations of instruments are a distinguishing character trait of the ensemble, which was founded by members of the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin. Guest artists expand the number of combinations possible and in this way enrich the group.
Thus, for the current CD project "Lost Generation" the following guests were acquired: Sophia Jaffé, violin soloist and professor at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts; Gergely Bodoky, principal flutist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Igor Prokopets, bassist of the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin and Julien Salemkour, conductor and pianist.