• Presentation

    Since its debut in 2000, Remix Ensemble has already performed the world premieres of more than ninety new works and has collaborated with some of the world’s most sought-after conductors. 


    Since its debut in 2000, Remix Ensemble has already performed the world premieres of more than ninety new works and has collaborated with some of the world’s most sought-after conductors, including Peter Rundel, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Reinbert de Leeuw, Emilio Pomàrico, Stefan Asbury, Ilan Volkov, Matthias Pintscher, Franck Ollu, Baldur Brönnimann and Olari Elts, amongst others.

    Aside from its regular season at Casa da Música, Remix Ensemble has performed at the most renowned European concert halls and festivals: Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Köln, Zürich, Hamburg, Donaueschingen, Antwerp, Brussels, Milan, Budapest, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Witten, Rotterdam, Luxemburg, Huddersfield, Orleans, Bourges, Toulouse, Reims, Norrköping, Barcelona, Madrid, Valence, Ourense; including festivals such as Wiener Festwochen and Wien Modern (Vienna), Agora (IRCAM – Paris), Printemps des Arts (Monte Carlo), Musica Strasbourg and Donaueschinger Musiktage.

    Remix Ensemble was the first Portuguese orchestra to perform a concert at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, in 22 September 2020.

    World premieres included commissions from Wolfgang Rihm, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Mitterer and Daniel Moreira, and works by Pascal Dusapin, Georges Aperghis and Peter Eötvös. Remix Ensemble also premiered the operas Philomela by James Dillon (Porto, Strasbourg and Budapest), Das Märchen by Emmanuel Nunes (Lisbon), Giordano Bruno by Francesco Filidei (Porto, Strasbourg, Reggio Emilia and Milan) and a new production of the opera Quartett by Luca Francesconi (Porto and Strasbourg), directed by Nuno Carinhas. It presented a scenic project on Schuberts “Winterreise” by Hanz Zender – also directed by Nuno Carinhas. The Ring Saga project, with Richard Wagner’s music adapted by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick, took Remix Ensemble in tour throughout several European cities. The last seasons included the Portuguese premieres of works by Emmanuel Nunes, Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Eötvös, James Dillon, Georg Friedrich Haas, Magnus Lindberg, Luca Francesconi, Philippe Manoury, Wolfgang Mitterer, Thomas Larcher, Oscar Bianchi, Philip Venables and countless works by Portuguese composers across different generations.

    Highlights of the 2019 season were the artistic residencies of two significant European musicians: Peter Eötvös, including the Portuguese premiere of the melodrama The Secret Kiss (commissioned by Casa da Música and other international institutions); and Jörg Widmann, as clarinettist and conductor. In the same year, Remix Ensemble performed works by Ligeti with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and later it collaborated with conductor Sian Edwards and violinist Carolin Widmann, in a programme that premiered two commissions from Rebecca Saunders and Ângela da Ponte. It also returned to the challenging Johannes Schöllhorn’s version of Bach’s Art of the Fugue, previously praised by the critics in a Remix Ensemble CD.

    Remix Ensemble has played on seventeen CDs featuring works by Pauset, Azguime, Côrte-Real, Peixinho, Dillon, Jorgensen, Staud, Nunes, Bernhard Lang, Pinho Vargas, Mitterer, Karin Rehnqvist, Dusapin, Francesconi, Unsuk Chin, Schöllhorn and Aperghis. The prestigious Gramophone music magazine has included the CD featuring works by Pascal Dusapin in its Critics’ Choice of 2013.

     

  • Peter Rundel

    Conductor

    Peter Rundel is one of the most sought-after partners for leading European orchestras, owing to the depth of his approach to complex music of various styles and epochs as well as his interpretive creativity.

    He is regularly invited to conduct the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the NDR, WDR and SWR Radio Symphony Orchestras. Recent international guest appearances have included the Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, as well as to Asia with the Tokyo Metropolitan and Taipei Symphony Ochestras.

    Peter Rundel starts the 2020/21 season with an invitation to the Musikfest Berlin at the Ensemble Musikfabrik's podium. This season, in addition to projects with orchestras such as the BR Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto and the Basel Sinfonietta, he celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música Porto, which he has been conducting for twenty years. Together they will travel to Hamburg for a guest performance at the Elbphilharmonie. In the spring of 2021, he will also premiere Isabel Mundry's new music theatre piece, Im Dickicht, at the
    Schwetzinger SWR Festival.

    Peter Rundel has conducted the world premieres of opera productions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Wiener Festwochen, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Bregenz Festival and Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, while also collaborating with respected directors such as Peter Konwitschny, Philippe Arlaud, Peter Mussbach, Heiner Goebbels, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus) and Willy Decker. His work in opera includes traditional repertoire (Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and König Kandaules, Hansel and Gretel and The Marriage of Figaro at the Volksoper Vienna), as well as groundbreaking contemporary music theatre productions such as Stockhausen’s Donnerstag from LICHTMassacre by Wolfgang Mitterer, the world premieres of Georg Friedrich Haas‘ Nacht and Bluthaus, Isabel Mundry’s Ein Atemzug – die Odyssee and Emmanuel Nunes’ Das Märchen and La Douce. The spectacular production of Prometheus, which he led at the Ruhrtriennale, was awarded the Carl-Orff-Preis in 2013. In 2016 and 2017, Peter Rundel conducted Louis Andriessen’s De Materie in New York’s Armory Hall and at Teatro Argentino La Plata, a production that he premiered at the Ruhrtriennale in 2014. With the world premiere of Hector Parras's Les Bienveillantes, directed by Calixto Bieito, he gave his first appearance at the Opera Vlaanderen in 2019. In May 2020 he will make his debut at the Zurich Opera House with the premiere of Stefan Wirth’s Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring.

    Born in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Peter Rundel studied violin with Igor Ozim and Ramy Shevelov, as well as conducting with Michael Gielen and Peter Eötvös. From 1984 until 1996 he was a violinist in Ensemble Modern, to which he has enjoyed long associations also as a conductor. He also maintains regular guest appearances with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Collegium Novum Zürich, Ensemble intercontemporain and the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble. Peter Rundel has been artistic director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and was the founding artistic director of the Kammerakademie Potsdam. In January 2005, he was appointed artistic director of the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música in Porto and has since enjoyed great success with the contemporary music ensemble at important festivals throughout Europe.

    Peter Rundel is also deeply committed to the development and promotion of young musical talent. In Porto he founded the Remix Academy for ensemble musicians and conductors. He regularly teaches at international ensemble academies including the London Sinfonietta, the Ulysseus Ensemble at Manifeste Academy in Paris, the Lucerne Festival Academy and at Teatro alla Scala Milan, in addition to leading his own masterclasses on conducting in Bavaria.

    Peter Rundel has been awarded many prizes for his recordings of 20th century music, including the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Nono, Prometeo; Kyburz, Ensemble- und Orchesterwerke; Reich, City Life; Furrer, Piano Concerto), the Grand Prix du Disque (Barraqué, complete work)the Echo Klassik (Sprechgesänge with the Ensemble Musikfabrik) and a Grammy Award nomination (Heiner Goebbels, Surrogate Cities).                                             

     

  • Musicians

    Composition Remix Ensemble Casa da Música

    • Angel Gimeno
      Violin
    • José Pereira
      Violin
    • Trevor McTait
      viola
    • Oliver Parr
      cello - cello
    • Filipe Quaresma
      guest instrumentalist - cello
    • António Augusto Aguiar
      double bass
    • Stephanie Wagner
      flute
    • José Fernando Silva
      Oboe
    • Victor Pereira
      clarinet
    • Ricardo Alves
      guest instrumentalist - clarinet
    • Roberto Erculiani
      bassoon
    • Nuno Vaz
      tube
    • Ales Klancar
      trumpet
    • Ricardo Pereira
      trombone
    • Adélio Carneiro
      guest instrumentalist - tuba
    • Mário Teixeira
      percussion
    • Manuel Campos
      percussion
    • Jonathan Ayerst
      Piano
    • Vítor Pinho
      guest instrumentalist - Piano
    • Carla Bos
      guest instrumentalist - Harp
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