The Boulez Ensemble

Founded 2017

© Philippe Gontier


The ensemble is designed to reflect the hall’s flexibility and explore its potential. Musicians drawn from the ranks of the Staatskapelle Berlin and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, professors from the Barenboim-Said Akademie and guest artists (both singers and instrumentalists) will come together to make music. They will combine enormous flexibility with a fine sense of each separate musical voice.

Three historical eras will find their place in each concert: Classical and Romantic pieces will be set alongside Modernist works and contemporary pieces, solo works alongside large ensemble compositions. The result is an exciting juxtaposition of styles, in which each piece throws a new light on the other works on the program. As the spirit of Pierre Boulez seems to guard the hall that bears his name, it also acts as an inspiration for the Boulez Ensemble.