• Presentation

    Remix Ensemble is Casa da Música’s contemporary music group. Since its debut in 2000, the group has already performed the world premieres of more than ninety new works. 

    Remix Ensemble is Casa da Música’s contemporary music group. Since its debut in 2000, the group has already performed the world premieres of more than ninety new works and has been conducted by Stefan Asbury, Ilan Volkov, Kasper de Roo, Pierre-André Valade, Rolf Gupta, Peter Rundel, Jonathan Stockhammer, Jurjen Hempel, Matthias Pintscher, Franck Ollu, Reinbert de Leeuw, Diego Masson, Emilio Pomàrico, Brad Lubman, Peter Eötvös, Paul Hillier, Titus Engel, Baldur Brönnimann, Heinz Holliger, Olari Elts, Jörg Widmann, Sian Edwards and Pedro Neves, amongst others conductors.

    At international level, the Remix Ensemble performed in Valence, Rotterdam, Huddersfield, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Paris, Orleans, Bourges, Toulouse, Reims, Antwerp, Madrid, Milan, Ourense, Budapest, Norrköping, Vienna, Witten, Berlin, Amsterdam, Köln, Zürich, Hamburg, Donaueschingen, Luxemburg and Brussels, including festivals such as Wiener Festwochen and Wien Modern (Vienna), Agora (IRCAM – Paris), Printemps des Arts (Monte Carlo), Musica Strasbourg and Donaueschinger Musiktage.

    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 opera Giordano Bruno by Francesco Filidei, performed in Porto, Strasbourg, Reggio Emilia and Milan, and a new production of the opera Quartett by Luca Francesconi (in 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, James Dillon, Georg Friedrich Haas, Magnus Lindberg, Wolfgang Mitterer, Thomas Larcher, Peter Eötvös, Steve Reich, Wofgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann, Rebecca Saunders and Johannes Schöllhorn.

    The 2020 season celebrates the 20th anniversary of Remix Ensemble, featuring world premieres of commissions from Francesco Filidei (Requiem) and Igor C Silva (new music for a Portuguese classic silent film), several Portuguese premieres including works by Philippe Manoury and Magnus Lindberg, and a tour to Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. During this year the group collaborates with world-class soloists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Ashot Sarkissjan.

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

  • Peter Rundel


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