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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

Ten 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, vocalist, dancer - 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



FORUM concert
RIAS Kammerchor

Thursday, 26.4.2018, 8 pm
Landgericht Berlin-Mitte, Entrance hall

Hommage to Richard Dehmel

Soloists of the RIAS Kammerchor
Sheridan Ensemble Piano trio
SVEA Dance Info

Works by Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Mahler, Philip Mayers etc.

RIAS Kammerchor website


"Voices"-Festival

Monday, 9.7.2018, 8 pm
KulturGut Holzhausen, 33039 Nieheim

 

"An American Songbook"

Works by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Benjamin Britten etc.
with the trio  "Panama Hat Trick" of the Sheridan Ensemble
Mary Carewe (vocals), Anna Carewe (Violoncello) und Philip Mayers (piano)

"Voices"-Festival Holzhausen


Friedenauer Kammerkonzerte

Saturday, 13.10.2018, 8 p.m.
Kammermusiksaal Friedenau
Isoldestraße 9, 12159 Berlin

3x333: "Im Stile italiano"

Bach, Scarlatti and Handel celebrate their 333rd birthdays
The Sheridan Ensemble plays trio sonatas and solo sonatas on period instruments

Gergely Márk Bodoky, travers flute
Yuki Kasai, Baroque violin
Anna Carewe, Baroque violoncello
Petteri Pitko, harpsichord


3x333: "Im Stile italiano"

Bach, Scarlatti and Handel celebrate their 333rd birthdays
The Sheridan Ensemble plays trio sonatas and solo sonatas on period instruments

Gergely Márk Bodoky, travers flute
Yuki Kasai, Baroque violin
Anna Carewe, Baroque violoncello
Petteri Pitko, harpsichord

more info

Konzertverein Schwerin

Sunday, 14.10.2018, 4 pm
Schleswig-Holstein-Haus Schwerin


PASSAGEN series

Friday, 8.3.2019, 8 pm
Kulturforum Fürth
Presented by Bavarian radio

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"

The story of a bassline over five centuries

Internet livestream and recording by Bavarian Radio


ARCHIVE

FORUM concert
RIAS-Kammerchor

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
20.10.2017 Sophienkirche Berlin

"Voices" Festival

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
11th July 2017, KulturGut Holzhausen, Nieheim

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

Konzerthaus Vienna

Chamber music of Ernst Krenek between 1940 and 1985
12th December 2016, Berio-Saal, Konzerthaus Vienna

Musikfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
2nd July 2016, Schloss Schwerin

Concertgebouw Amsterdamm

"Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues"
23rd August 2015, as part of the "Robeco Summer Nights"

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Programmes


Programmes


Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues

The story of a bassline over five centuries


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


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


Ten 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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Steven Player, Baroque guitar & dance

Born: England
Studied: Cornwall
Strumms and dances his way around the world
Special interests: the psychology of the human race

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Media


Media


A tour through parts of our programme in the Sendesaal Bremen (May 2017), from Monteverdi to Miles Davis, The Eagles, Sting, Radiohead and Ligeti!

Steven Player enjoying himself dancing to this traditional English tune at the end of the Sheridan Ensemble's concert at the Händelfestspiele Halle (June 2017)

Oli Bott (vibraphone) plays the part of the nymph in "Lamento della Ninfa" by Monteverdi with Michele Pasotti on the theorbo (Berlin 2013)

"Hotel California" and "My Funny Valentine" from our concert in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (August 2015)

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Contact


Contact


Sheridan Ensemble

info (at) sheridan-ensemble.de