Lautten compagney BERLIN is one of the most renowned baroque ensembles in Germany. For three decades, the ensemble under the artistic direction of Wolfgang Katschner has enchanted audiences with their infectious joy in music. In their innovative projects they effortlessly translate the musical language of the baroque era to make it more comprehensible to contemporary audiences. Be it as a chamber ensemble or as an opera orchestra, the ensemble is continually crossing boundaries and seeking out encounters with new sounds and other art forms.
The ensemble has received numerous awards for its exciting musical collaborations. For “Timeless”, a CD recording combining early baroque music with works by Philip Glass, lautten compagney received an ECHO Klassik award in 2010. In 2012, the ensemble was awarded the Rheingau Music Prize as a recognition of the ensemble’s creative concert programming.
Lautten compagney is a regular guest at prestigious concert halls and festivals all over Europe, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Musikverein, Rheingau Musik Festival, Handel Festival Halle, Mosel Musikfestival and Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht.
Twice a year, Wolfgang Katschner and lautten compagney invite audiences to join them at AEQUINOX, a music festival held annually in Neuruppin, Brandenburg. Since 2014 the orchestra has also been ensemble in residence at the Festival Alter Musik Bernau. Recently, lautten compagney has been repeatedly invited as guest at the Winter in Schwetzingen baroque music festival.