Atlas Ensemble in Helsinki
The Atlas Ensemble was ensemble in residence at Helsinki Musica Nova 2013. Between 9 and 13 February the ensemble gave five concerts with traditional and brand new music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. >

Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ >

Imagine Utopia
Atlas Ensemble presents intercultural premieres
Thu 5 May 2011 Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ 20.15 DoAv/Proms

Atlas Ensemble

Joël Bons

Artjom Kim
Francisco Trigueros
Sanae Ishida
Fabio Nieder



Artjom Kim and Fabio Nieder
Els Mondelaers (soprano), Wu Wei (sheng),
Naomi Sato (sho), Dhruba Ghosh (sarangi) 

Flame for sheng and ensemble
Mestizo for soprano and ensemble
Vier Melodien from Tierkreis

Pièce for sho and eleven instruments
‘Von Himmel hoch, da kommt ein E
ngel her
zu dir... und fliegt gen Himmel wieder’,              
Choral für Julia

On Liberation Day, May 5, the Atlas Ensemble presented Imagine Utopia, an ode to the spirit of freedom and creativity. Among the soloists were great artists such as the Armenian Gevorg Dabaghian (duduk), the Chinese Wu Wei (sheng), the Turkish Neva Özgen (kemençe) and the Indian sarangi master Dhruba Ghosh.

In August 2010, the second Atlas Academy took place in Amsterdam. Sixty musicians and composers from around the world gathered together to conduct research, experiment, play music and compose. Here are the first results of this Academy, a series of intercultural premieres for various combinations of world instruments. The composers each chose their own point of departure. Their imagination transformed the Atlas Ensemble into a magical orchestra with an unprecedented palette of timbres.

conductor: Artjom Kim