Rising star series

Hamburger Ratsmusik Duo


Ulrich Wedemeier, theorbo
Simone Eckert, viola da gamba, director

Hamburger Ratsmusik: an ensemble with 500 years of history. This contrast triggers a creative dialogue between tradition and the present, from Baroque music to a lively interpretation. The origins of Hamburger Ratsmusik date back to the the 16th century, andHamburg’s breath of fresh air supports its modern musical appeal. The unique repertoire fromalong the river Elbe , from the entire renaissance, baroque and classical eras never fail tofascinate the musicians and their audience.

Revived in 1991 by the viola da gamba-player Simone Eckert the ensemble today focuses onplaying the important German and European festivals the USA and China. More than 30CDs , featuring mostly world first recordings, performances for the most important Europeanclassic radio stations document its musical rediscoveries. The international press praises itssubtlety and its profound knowledge of baroque style. Hamburger Ratsmusik has become aleading ensemble for early music and was awarded the renown ”Echo Klassik“ in 2006 and2010.