When clarinettist Friederike Roth and violinist David Gorol founded the Berolina Ensemble in 2009, the focus was not on the well-known standard works of mixed and large chamber music, but on undiscovered compositions.
A great deal of meticulous research was required. The necessary flair for unknown gems. They have already collected over 100 works from the late Romantic period and the 20th century, thus expanding their repertoire, consisting of masterpieces by Schubert, Mozart or Beethoven, with unknown but all the more refreshing pieces.
Numerous publications by the ensemble each portray a composer who was denied subsequent fame until then.
The rediscovered masterpieces, “off the asphalt repertoire promenades …” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), can be heard on all major radio stations, and the 2014 “Ensemble of the Year” has already been awarded an Opus d’Or and two ECHO Klassik awards for its recordings.
In the Berlin Philharmonie, as Ensemble in Residence at the Mosel Music Festival, but also in concerts throughout Germany, it has been possible for the past ten years to experience how the Berlin musicians “… captivatingly charm and darkly dramatize with pleasurably light folksiness …” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
In addition to making music, the Berolina Ensemble has been involved in the establishment of the Bausznern Archive in the Academy of Arts and founded the music publishing house, “Edition Springquell”, through which previously unprinted compositions are made available to all musicians.