Free concert, open for all
Mon 5 September 2016 Conservatorium van Amsterdam 20.00H
Haitink Hall

Hua Yifei sheng (China)
Kiya Tabassian setar (Iran)
Elchin Nagijev tar (Azerbaijan)
Elshan Mansurov kamancha (Azerbaijan)
Neva Özgen kemençe (Turkey)
Naomi Sato sho (Japan)

Musicians of the Atlas Ensemble play traditional music from China, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Japan.


Atlas Festival 6 and 7 September 2014 >
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam

In its 2014 festival the Atlas Ensemble welcomed, amongst others, the Indian master of the sarangi Dhruba Ghosh, and the world-famous Armenian duduk-player Gevorg Dabaghian.

The 48-hours experience of music without boundaries, offered a combination of traditional and brand-new music. Meetings between musicians from different cultures rendered unheard new experiences: Indian raga principles, ecstatic playing from the Caucasus, quiet Japanese sounds and thrilling Chinese virtuosity stood alongside Western composition techniques in pieces that were specifically written for the ensemble.
Programme & website >


Atlas Academy 20 – 31 August 2014 >
Conservatorium van Amsterdam

From 20 to 31 August 2014 the Atlas Ensemble organized the fifth edition of the Atlas Academy at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The Atlas Academy is a laboratory for the creation of innovative intercultural music.

Composers and musicians applied to develop a piece or experiment during the two weeks, working closely with musicians from all over the world in individual or group sessions.
More information >


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