European Hanseatic Ensemble

The ensemble is composed of vocal soloists and instrumentalists who have excelled in the masterclasses of the previous year. They will play on instruments of the time around 1600: cornets, baroque trombones, violins in old scale, viole da gamba, dulcian, lute instruments and organ. In this instrumentation, the young musicians from many European countries perform works by composers who were active in the Hanseatic cities during the Hanseatic period (before 1669) and transport the audience into a world of sound that shaped the musical life of the old Hanseatic cities roughly 400 years ago.

Radio feature

NDR Kultur – Programme ‚Podium der Jungen‘, 19 October 2023:
Podium der Jungen
CELEBRATIONS – Music in the life of the old Hanseatic cities

Live recording of the concert in Lüneburg with the programme “CELEBRATIONS“

presented by Friederike Westerhaus

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(Stream available until 19 October 2024)

NDR Kultur – Programme ‘Welt der Musik’,
19 October 2020:
Europäisches Hanse-Ensemble: Junge Talente für die Alte Musik

Feature about the project and concert recording of the debut program “Es erhub sich ein Streit im Himmel”

by Ulrike Henningsen

(Stream available until 2 December 2025)

SWR2 – Programme ‘Musikgespräch’,
7 July 2019:
Der Ensemble-Leiter und Musiktheoretiker Manfred Cordes

by Rainer Baumgärtner

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