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Who are we?


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Who are we?


What is the Sheridan Ensemble?

Photo: Neda Navaee

Photo: Neda Navaee

  • An ultra-flexible instrumental combination

Nine core members are joined by guests to enable the widest possible range of programming from standard classical to new musical worlds.

 

  • A unique soundworld

Theorbo, electric guitar, harpsichord, string quartet, piano, flute, vibraphone, cabaret singer - a melting pot for creativity and innovation.

 

  • Where ideas can become reality

The Sheridan Ensemble's members are all internationally active as soloists and chamber musicians in the worlds of Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pop and Cabaret. Creativity is the bottom line. No holds barred.

 

 

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events



"Voices" Festival

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 8 pm
Gut Holzhausen, 33039 Nieheim

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
with Leonore von Falkenhausen, soprano as guest
more info


FORUMKonzert
RIAS-Kammerchor

Friday 20th October, 8 pm
Berlin

"La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc"
Silent film by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1928) with music by Josquin Desprez and Philip Mayers
with soloists of the RIAS-Kammerchor
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ARCHIVE

Händelfestspiele Halle

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
8th June 2017, St-Georgen-Kirche Halle

Sendesaal Bremen

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
7th - 10th May 2017: concert and production

Schwetzingen Festival

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
6th May 2017, Orangerie, Schloss Schwetzingen

"Zum Feinspitz"
Chamber music concerts

"Händel in London"
23rd April 2017, Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin

Kreuzkirche Schmargendorf

"Händel in London"
22nd April 2017, Hohenzollerndamm 130a, 14199 Berlin

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Programmes


Programmes


Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues

The metamorphosis of a bass line


Subtilior: Complexity/Simplicity 14th Century/20th Century

Building bridges: the Ars Subtilior, Bartók, Ligeti, Howard Skempton and rhythms of the Sub-Sahara


La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Carl Theodor Dreyer's iconic film from 1928 with the music of Josquin and Philip Mayers, composed for the Sheridan Ensemble


Carl Czerny Project

Carl Czerny's lost string quartets rediscovered


Spectral - Minimal - Theatrical

Three contrasting voices of 20th Century music


Cabaret Lunaire

Classical and non-classical music from the 18th & 20th centuries with a Parisian touch, threaded together by improvisations

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Biographies


Biographies


Nine Members, Seven Nationalities, A Universe Of Ideas

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Anna Carewe, cello & artistic director

Born: England
Studied: London & Berlin
Freelance in ensembles from Baroque to Contemporary
Special interests: programme conception & development, performing Contemporary chamber music

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Gergely Márk Bodoky, flute

Born: Hungary
Studied: Munich (modern flute). Leipzig & Berlin (historical instruments)
Principal flute, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Special interests:  Early & New Music

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Yuki Kasai, violin

Born: Switzerland
Studied: Basel & Berlin
Leader of the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Basel Chamber Orchestra
Special interests: chamber music, leading & directing chamber orchestras

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Florian Donderer, violin & viola

Born: Germany
Studied: London & Berlin
Leader of the Deutsche Kammephilharmonie Bremen
Main interests: conducting, leading/directing chamber orchestras; chamber music

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Philip Mayers, piano

Born: Australia
Studied: Brisbane & Berlin
Lied accompanist and close association with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and the RIAS-Kammerchor
Special interests: composing; vocal coaching; presenting, arranging & performing Cabaret & light music

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Petteri Pitko, harpsichord

Born: Finland
Studied: Helsinki, Paris & Berlin
Professor for Chamber Music and Harpsichord at the NOVIA University of Applied Sciences in Vaasa, Finland
Special interests: commissioning & performing new solo & chamber music works for harpsichord 

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Oli Bott, vibraphone

Born: Germany
Studied: Boston
Freelance on the international Jazz scene
Special interests: composition, improvisation & exploring new musical worlds

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Mary Carewe, soprano

Born: England
Studied: London
International concert and recording artist
Special interests: researching & performing Cabaret from 1900-1940

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Michele Pasotti, theorbo

Born: Italy
Studied: Milan, Rome & Barcelona
Founder and director of "La Fonte Musica", ensemble for late Mediaeval music
Special interests: Mediaeval music, Rock music & Philosophy

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Media


Media


Here is a short tour of our programme "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues", inspired by an article by amazing music journalist and writer, Alex Ross.

Our version of the traditional English song from Northumberland - also known as "When the Boat Comes In" - from our concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2015.

Oli Bott (vibraphone) plays the part of the nymph in "Lamento della Ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi, with Michele Pasotti on the theorbo.

"Hotel California" and "My Funny Valentine" - live from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on 24th August 2015 

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Contact


Contact


Sheridan Ensemble

info (at) sheridan-ensemble.de