The Intercontinental Ensemble is an ensemble that consists out of 9 players from over the whole world. They combine 4 string and 5 wind players. The group was founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, with members from Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Luxemburg and the Netherlands.
Next to performing the standard repertoire for nonet, they decided to arrange symphonies for their formation. Through their arrangements, they give new life to these well-known pieces and are able to bring them to locations where a regular sized orchestra doesn’t fit. In september 2018, a first CD was released
at the label TRPTK, containing their interpretations of great symphonies by Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven.
They’ve performed in major Dutch concert halls such as Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw ah IJ, Schiermonnikoog Festival and were also invited abroad to perform in Belgium, Italy and Mexico.
They also love to collaborate with other musicians and composers and have collaborated as such with Severin von Eckardstein, Wim Henderickx, Ekaterina Levental, Marieke Vos, Bianca Bongers and Gabriel Lubell.