ENSEMBLAGE is a group of young musicians – contemporary oriented composers and performers – founded in 2012.

Many of them have earlier experience associated with Ad Hoc Ensemble chamber orchestra – experimental project in years 2010 – 2012.

The name of the group is a hybrid of two words:
ensemble
assemblage

This hybrid is associated with the idea of a group of musicians united in one together-developed brand and creating greater or smaller chamber groups as needed.
ENSEMBLAGE – as a chamber orchestra comprised of 19 members – debuted in September 2012 during prize winners’ concert of Polish Composers Union – Youth Circle Composition Competition – Fringe event of the 55th International Festival of Contemporary Music “WARSAW AUTUMN”

Nowadays, the kernel of the group consists of 11 instruments:

flute
oboe
clarinet
bassoon
French horn
percussion
2 violins
viola
cello
double bass

Works are currently carried out to set up the ENSEMBLAGE Foundation which will deal with further development of the group and educational activities.

Works and composers performed by Ensemblage foundation & ensemble

Antonio Bellandi (*1974) [Italy]

  • Falling Leaves (2017) for clarinet and accordion

Wojciech Błażejczyk (*1981) [PL]

  • LYDDIT (2012) for chamber orchestra

Claudio Josè Boncompagni (1961-2016) [Italy]

  • Cordes (2015) for string quartet

Aleksandra Chmielewska (*1993) [PL]

  • Trans-4-mation (2015) for instrumental octet
  • Four Temperaments (2017) for clarinet and accordion

Girolamo Deraco (*1976) [Italy]

  • Imaginhearing (2017) for clarinet and accordion
  • Città Fantastica for string quartet

Katarzyna Dziewiątkowska-Mleczko [PL]

  • Age of Illusion (2011) for chamber orchestra

Andrzej Karałow (*1991) [PL]

  • Kepler (2014) – opera in 3 acts for 2 soloists and chamber orchestra written to the libretto by Maciej Papierski
  • Sun-Chants (2017)  for clarinet (+bass) and accordion
  • String Quartet (2013)

Dominik Lasota (*1993) [PL]

  • Concerto for 8 instruments (2015) (instrumental octet)

Ryszard Lubieniecki [PL]

  • Die Antilärmbewegung (2015) for string quartet

Martyna Kosecka (*1989) [PL]

  • ImPulsus (2013) for chamber orchestra
  • Kaléō… (2016) for string quartet

Paweł Kwapiński (*1988) [PL]

  • The Fickle plans for chamber orchestra (2012)

Marcin Piotr Łopacki (*1987) [PL]

  • Musica concertante op. 74 (2015) for instrumental octet
  • String Quartet op. 45
  • Wą (2013) – opera for 3 voices and chamber orchestra written to the libretto based on poem by Miron Białoszewski

Aruto Matsumoto (*1985) [PL]

  • Reunion (2015) for instrumental octet

Kirsten Milenko (*1994) [Australia]

  • Somniare (2017) for clarinet (+bass) and accordion

Tomasz Opałka (*1983) [PL]

  • Riot (2012) for chamber orchestra

Anna Porzyc (*1985) [PL]

  • II String Quartet (2016)

Żaneta Rydzewska (*1991) [PL]

  • MorE (2015) for instrumental octet
  • Tagtraum (2017) for clarinet and accordion
  • String Quartet (2016)

Fabian Rynkowicz (*1985) [PL]

  • Chaos (2015) for instrumental octet

Bogusław Schaeffer (*1929) [PL]

  • Kesukaan (1978) for 13 string musicians

Alejandro Vera (*1989) [Mexico]

  • Órganum (2017) for clarinet and accordion

We worked together with ensembles and associations:

  • International Festival for Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn – fringe events during festivals: 2013-15

  • Etymos Ensemble (Italy)

  • Cluster – associazione di compositori, Lucca (Italy)

  • Fundacja Aurea Porta (PL) / Era Schaeffera Festival

  • Two plus 2 Quartet (PL)

  • Dziołak/Stankiewicz Duo (PL)

  • Austrian Forum of Culture in Warsaw (PL/Austria)

  • Italian Institute of Culture in Warsaw (PL/Italy)

  • Opera 2014: Kepler / Wą || fot. Tomasz Wilczkiewicz
  • Opera 2014: Kepler / Wą || fot. Tomasz Wilczkiewicz
  • Warsaw Autumn 2015
  • Quartets of Quartets || polish-italian contemporary music concert || Fabryka Trzciny in Warsaw
  • Perspectives || Austrian Forum of Culture in Warsaw
  • poster by Adrien Cognac
  • Era Schaeffera 2014 || fot. Fundacja Aurea Porta
  • Etymos Ensemble || Genova 2015
  • Warsaw Autumn 2015 || Octets with new polish music
  • Quartet of Quartets || poster - Adrien Cognac