Profile - International Classical Artists



Profile - International Classical Artists
International Classical Artists
The Clarinotts
Ernst, Daniel & Andreas Ottensamer
The Principal Clarinettists of the Berlin & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, The Clarinotts – formed by members of the Ottensamer family – are widely recognised as an extraordinary chamber ensemble of the very highest quality.
The Clarinotts’ dazzling range of colour and inbuilt unity are displayed in outstanding performances with the world’s most renowned orchestras, conductors, and festivals, and celebrated with a new international recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics.
Recent performance highlights include the world premiere of Iván Eröd’s Triple Clarinet Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons at the Vienna Musikverein, the world premiere of Georg Breinschmid’s Against All Otts with the orchestra of the Menuhin Festival Gstaad 2016, and the trio was also the featured ensemble of the interval feature of the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day Concert 2016.
2015/2016 Highlights
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Feature of New Year’s Day Pausenfilm
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/
Andris Nelsons
Iván Eröd Triple Clarinet Concerto at Musikverein
Tour of Japan
Tokyo , Kurashiki, Kyoto, Mitaka and Nagoya
Tour of Greater China
Shanghai, Taipei, Taichung
Menuhin Festival Gstaad
Georg Breinschmid Against All Otts, Saanen Kirche, Gstaad
Alexandra Knight, General Manager, [email protected], Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 6314
International Classical Artists, 28 Queen Street, London EC4R 1BB
Discography Highlights
Latest album, The Clarinotts, was released in January 2016 on Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics. This CD contains repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn and Mozart to Bonfa's Manha de Carnaval, and a new commission 'Cinema I' written for The Clarinotts. Selected as Album of the Week on both the Boston radio station WCRB and the Berlin radio station RBB.
Their debut album, The Clarinotts, was released in August 2010 on Gramola. This CD includes works by Mozart, Hummel, Denisov, and Johann Strauss.
The Ottensamers, who play their distinctly Viennese instruments with terrific brio, sound delightfully animated and some of the ensemble work is so virtuosic that it sounds as if there must be at least four of them rather than three.
The Times, 2016
Stimulating, diverse, engaging – entertainment at its best. Even the most light-­hearted works can be ennobled by the brilliant musicianship of the Ottensamers.
BBC Music Magazine, 2012
The Ottensamers, who perform together as The Clarinotts, are creating an unusual legacy for their instrument and expanding the repertoire.
New York Times, 2016
Sample Repertoire - Clarinet Trio/Duo (and Piano)
G.BIZET arr.Karen Evans: Carmen for 3 Clarinets
KOVACS: Greetings from the Balkans (two clarinets and piano)
MOZART: Divertimento No.3
B.H.CRUSELL: Rondo for 2 Clarinets and piano
MOZART: “Come scoglio” from Così fan tutti
MOZART: “Terzettino: Soave sia il vento” from Così fan tutti
J.FRANCAIX: Quatuor für
MOZART: “Martern aller Arten” from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
KORENY: Basic Instinct (two clarinets, bass clarinet and piano)
MOZART: “Parto, Parto, ma tu, ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito
Sample Repertoire - Orchestral
G.BREINSCHMID: Against All Otts
B.KORENY: Basic Instinct
A.PONCHIELLI: “Il Convegno“ Divertimento for 2 Clarinets and Orchestra
DOPPLER: Rigoletto Fantasie
MENDELSSOHN: Concert Pieces for 2 Clarinets: in D minor
SHOSTAKOVICH: 5 Pieces for 2 Violins (arranged for 2 Clarinets) and Strings
I. ERÖD: Triple Concerto for Three Clarinets
MENDELSSOHN: Concert Pieces for 2 Clarinets: in F minor
Alexandra Knight, General Manager, [email protected], Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 6314
International Classical Artists, 28 Queen Street, London EC4R 1BB