With the release of the CD – Hommage à Schumann in September 2019, the KammerMusekVeräin Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg Chamber Music Society) changes its name to Kammerata Luxembourg. Founded in 1985, the Ensemble has firmly cemented its reputation within Luxembourg’s music scene with over 35 years of music productions.
Highlights include productions and concert cycles such as “Music & Space”; “Helmut Lachenmann” – a portrait of the composer in five concerts; “Turns of centuries 999-1999”; “Iberia” – a ten-concert cycle on Spanish chamber music; “The European Union enlarges” – a series of concert cycles featuring the chamber music of future EU Member States; the concert cycle “Fascinating Dialogs”; the stage concerts “Portrait Louis Spohr” or “Portrait Schubert” and, finally, the stage production of “Pierrot Lunaire” by Schönberg in collaboration with the TNL (Luxembourg National Theatre).
KL has also staged concerts and productions aimed at young audiences and their families, which include “Brundibár”, an opera for children by Hans Krása in a coproduction with the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Conservatoire de musique du Nord ; “The Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns and the opera “The 35th of May, or Conrad’s Ride to the South Seas” by Violeta Dinescu, in collaboration with the TNL.
Kammerata Luxembourg is a unique and original player on the cultural stage: it is both a concert organiser and a protean ensemble of musicians and artists. It performs contemporary pieces, often for the first time in Luxembourg, in combination with works from the classical and romantic eras.
A noble mission, which became more significant in the approach of the group, consists in promoting contemporary creation in Luxembourg by commissioning new works. In this context, the recording “Echoes of Autumn and Light – New Chamber Music from Luxembourg” with five recent works by four composers residing in Luxembourg or Luxembourgish nationals, namely Georges Lentz, Camille Kerger, Marcel Reuter and Markus Brönnimann, was released in February 2021.
The Ensemble regularly extends invitations to eminent foreign musicians, while nonetheless ensuring that it enlists outstanding professionals residing in Luxembourg for the majority of its concert cycles.
The activities of Kammerata Luxembourg are financially supported by the Ministry of Culture.
The Ensemble also organises and performs concerts within the entire SAAR-LOR-LUX Greater Region in coproduction with other cultural houses and commissions. When performing abroad, the KAMMERATA regularly showcases works by Luxembourg composers or composers residing in the Grand Duchy (Kerger, Reuter, Fenigstein, Müllenbach, Lenners, Brönnimann…).
Marc Jacoby, chairman
Marcel Reuter, vice-chairman
Markus Brönnimann, board secretary
Sébastien Duguet, treasurer
Sandrine Cantoreggi, Mariette Lentz, Béatrice Rauchs & Sophie Urhausen, board members
Pit Ewen, administrator