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The debut CD of my franz ensemble with chamber music by Ferdinand Ries was awarded the OPUS KLASSIK 2020! We are very grateful and excited! A huge 'thank you' to our Label Dabringhaus & Grimm Music Productions and to everyone involved!

Next CD will come out in October! Stay tuned!

'compelling ensemble playing and hauntingly beautiful in sound'

FONO Forum 12/19. overall rating:: Sound 5/5, Music 5/5

'excellent recording of works of an underestimated, great virtuoso on the piano and exceptionally gifted melodist - highly recommended!'

"The woodwind section is characterized by recious phrasing combined with rhythmic verve.', Thomas Baak 7.1.20

CD of the week and 3x maximal score in artistic quality, sound and overall impression.

franz ensemble

When young, internationally acclaimed musicians come together...

When these musicians entwine all their different roots in one collective...

When their love of music is boundless, passionate, honest and unconditional...


When their respect for one another and for the composer can be sensed in every note...


When shared music-making brings nothing but enrichment...

When the shared vision is a matter of course...

... then there is franz.

We are the franz ensemble. ARD Music Competition award winners, professors, artistic directors of celebrated festivals, successful soloists and chamber musicians: whatever and whoever we are, we inspire, enrich and complement one another. It is our goal to com- mand the extensive repertoire of unfamiliar and expanded formations. As an ensemble uniting wind players, strings and pianists, we look forward to deploying the huge variety of scorings that the ensemble can offer in order to give a fresh new voice both to the core repertoire and to hidden treasures of the music literature.

What do we mean by fresh and new? Calling conventions into question, relaxing rules and being exible. Welcoming extremes. Being empowered to make music freed from external preconditions and inner pressures.

franz ensemble – a new way to make music.


Kiveli Doerken - piano

Maximilian Krome - clarinet

Sarah Christian - violin

Tristan Cornut - cello

Rie Koyama - bassoon

Juliane Bruckmann - double bass

Yoko Hara - viola

Pascal Deuber - frensh horn

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