about

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The four members of BRuCH, Ella Rohwer (Cello), Marie Heeschen (Voice), Claudia Chan (Piano) und Sally Beck (Flute) met whilst studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Previous to founding the ensemble in 2013, all four musicians had worked separately within the field of contemporary music. They now work together to continue taking this interest forward. As an ensemble BRuCH are dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary works from the 20th and 21st centuries and work regularly with young composers, including Julien Jamet, Ricardo Eizirik, Gordon Kampe and Simon Steen­-Andersen. Their concert programmes are often crafted from the appealing mix of contemporary and early twentieth-century music, delivered through the unusual instrumentation of the ensemble (piano, flute, cello and voice). Since 2014 BRuCH has been supported by a scholarship from the Werner Richard Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung. In the same year BRuCH won 2nd prize at the Karlsruher Competition for Contemporary Music. In 2015 they appeared at Acht Brücken Festival Cologne, the Zeitgenuss Festival Karlesruher and the Euregio Musikfestival. Since 2016 they have been supported by a scholarship from the German Music Competition (Deutscher Musik Wettbewerb) and also won the Marie­Luise Imbusch Stiftung. BRuCH has worked with David Smeyers, Barbara Maurer, Robert Winn, Christoph Pregardien and also with Helmut Lachenmann on his work temA, which they were later invited to record for West German Radio (WDR).

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