Ensemble CAMBIATA Wien

Baroque performance on historical instruments

Cambiata Wien

The Baroque String Ensemble CAMBIATA Wien was formed in early 2008 in Vienna, as one of the few groups whose paramount idea of artistic existence consists in rotation of performers. Within CAMBIATA Wien the upper voice parts not only exchange their places but also rotate their instruments, baroque violin and viola, which always results in interesting metamorphoses of the ensemble's sound. Each of these musicians' active involvement and individualism are superbly displayed, and the ongoing motion on stage makes the performances of CAMBIATA wien extremely attractive. The ensemble's repertoire includes Austrian Baroque Music. CAMBIATA Wien also plans to work on German and Austrian music including French elements, as well as on vocal-instrumental projects involving the music of the Austrian imperial court in 17th and 18th centuries.

CAMBIATA Wien performs in Austria and abroad. In Poland, the ensemble gave a recital at the Wilanów Palace in Warsaw on the 325th anniversary of King Jan III Sobieski's victory near Vienna. The concert tour in 2009 included recitals during the Castle Concerts in Eckartsau, at the INNtoene Barock Festival in Diersbach near Passau (both in Austria). CAMBIATA performed as well at the Musica Sacra Festival in Skoczów, the Festival in Podkowa Leśna, the 11th International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Pelplin, the 2nd Festival of Music from European Benedictine Monasteries, and during the 38th Tyniec Organ Recitals (both in Tyniec near Kraków, Poland).

For years, Vienna has been the melting pot of various European cultures. CAMBIATA WIen, as ensemble based in Austria, groups six musicians representing four nationalities: Austrian, Polish, Russian and Slovak, a fact that proves the ever current truth that the Austrian capital speaks only one truly universal language: MUSIC.