BartolomeyBittmann progressive.strings.vienna

BartolomeyBittmann progressive.strings.vienna
  • country:Austria
  • style(s):World Pop, Contemporary
  • label:Preiser Records
  • type:Duo
  • instrumentation:string
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Line up

  • Klemens Bittmann (violin & mandola)
  • Matthias Bartolomey (cello)


BartolomeyBittmann can easily FILL THE STAGE like a star rock band, although their music is played only on string instruments.

A unique PROGRESSIVE repertoire. Their music is difficult to categorize and ranges from powerful rock riffs and frantically virtuosic unison passages to visceral grooves and tender cantilenas - always seeking the acoustic essence of their instruments, WITHOUT resorting to electronics or effects. Fragmentary vocal passages strengthen the powerful instrumental presence; the sound ranges from melancholic to aggressive.

Original compositions, experimenting with new playing techniques for the cello, violin, and mandola.

"...Exceptionally composed and played! I listen with suspense, surprise, and excitement." (Nikolaus Harnoncourt)
"I enjoyed their creative energy and inspiration." (Michel Portal)
""...unrestrained joy and radical rhythms...” (Wolfgang Muthspiel)

Their last album, ZEHN is a celebration of their ten-year anniversary as a duo and is a WINNER OF THE GERMAN DISC CRITIC AWARD 2022.