Biography

Cantando Admont

Current as of February 2023

Since its foundation in 2016, Cantando Admont has regularly appeared at renowned festivals and venues such as the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals, the Wien Modern Festival, MDI Milano, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Dortmund Konzerthaus and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. The vocal ensemble’s programmes combine early and new music, and in this way cover many centuries of music history. The ensemble’s specialization in contemporary music as well as in that of the Renaissance, under the direction of Cordula Bürgi, makes it unique, especially in Austria.

Cantando Admont has enjoyed fruitful, formative and regular collaborations with leading composers such as Beat Furrer, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Peter Ablinger, Elisabeth Harnik, Klaus Lang, Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, Laure M. Hiendl, Marco Momi and Carola Bauckholt. It has also experienced rewarding artistic collaborations with various instrumental ensembles, including Klangforum Wien, mdi ensemble, ars ad hoc, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, ARXIS Ensemble, the dissonArt Ensemble, the Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble Nikel and the Ictus Ensemble.

In 2019 Cantando Admont launched the concert cycle ‘Gesprächskonzerte‘ (Concert talks) in Graz, performing works commissioned from both internationally established composers and those living in Graz and Styria. A second series of concerts, entitled ‘Solo Cantando‘, has been set up: this should enable audiences to experience the unique qualities of the excellent singers of Cantando Admont even more intensely and directly.

Projects in the 2022/23 season included concerts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, at the Eight Bridges | Music for Cologne Festival, at the Vienna Musikverein, the RESIS Festival in Spain, the Inntaler Klangräume, the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, at the Munich Biennale, the musikprotokoll in Graz and at the Vienna Festival. Plans for 2023/24 include the realization of the ensemble’s own concert series in Vienna. A music theatre production at the Zurich Opera House is planned for 2025.

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