Ensemble Diderot

The entrepreneurial Pramsohler has founded the Ensemble Diderot and the label Audax records both known for unearthing rare gems of music.

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Ensemble Diderot, undoubtedly one of today’s most interesting and original chamber music groups, was founded in 2008 by violinist Johannes Pramsohler.

It dedicates itself to the exploration and performance of the repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and performs on original instruments.
The ensemble is based in Paris and owes its name to the French author, thinker, and philosopher Denis Diderot.
With a deep European attachement, Ensemble Diderot aims to reveal the links forged between composers, performers, courts and schools of this Europe of baroque music without borders. They heartly defend the sharing of this common cultural patrimony today.
The group is regularly praised for its energetic and virtuoso playing and is particularly known for unearthing rare gems of music that have not been heard for over 300 years.

Ensemble Diderot was built around a quartet of musicians – Johannes Pramsohler and Roldán Bernabé (violin), Gulrim Choi (cello) and Philippe Grisvard (harpsichord). Renowned for their innovative approach to the Trio Sonata, they explore and perform this repertoire as a
dedicated chamber music ensemble, with a powerful and brilliant homogeneity which also distinguishes their orchestral performances, operas and oratorios.

Johannes Pramsohler has been motivated all his life by his appetite for rediscovering little-known repertoire as well as by the pleasure of sharing music which is already famous. The enlightened musicians of Ensemble Diderot choose to explore a flamboyant
character like Ristori, or the “Bach family archives”, in a spirit of experimentation where rigour and creativity walk hand in hand.
The same curiosity lies behind their desire to explore the repertoire of 6000 trio sonatas which has survived to the present day, in order to bring masterpieces of this genre to light.

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