ensemble 4.1 is a one-of-a kind chamber group featuring oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano with musicians from Germany's top orchestras. ensemble 4.1 pays tribute to the timeless masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven and rediscovers rarely performed 19th- and 20th-century works.
Chamber ensembles come in all shapes and sizes—string quartet, piano trio, brass quintet. Piano windtet? That represents the one-of-a-kind configuration for ensemble 4.1, a chamber group featuring oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano from Germany’s top orchestras.
The ‘Easy Riders’ of Viennese classics.
Founded in 2013 and facilitated by Germany’s Goethe Institute, ensemble 4.1 pays tribute to the timeless masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven and rediscovers rarely performed 19th- and 20th-century works by such composers as Walter Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrman Zilcher, and David Stephen. ensemble 4.1 has brought its singular sound to audiences around the world—including engagements in Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Toronto, and Shanghai and acclaimed festival stops in Denmark, Malta, and the Kotor Festival in Montenegro.
The ensemble’s unique rapport and stage presence prompted the German publication DeWeZet to praise the “absolutely evident…joy these musicians of 4.1 experience when they perform. ensemble 4.1 not only plays in total harmony together, but their dedication to the music and the performance is shining through every note.”
JÖRG SCHNEIDER, oboe
ALEXANDER GLÜCKSMANN, clarinet
CHRISTOPH KNITT, bassoon
FRITZ PAHLMANN, horn
THOMAS HOPPE, piano