Ensemble Vertebræ seeks to transcend boundaries with a multi-disciplinary artistic exchange based on the broad cultural backgrounds (Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, France, England, Wales, Switzerland and Germany) of its members.
Founded in 2009 by the flautist Olivia Abreu and the pianist Anna Paolina Hasslacher, Ensemble Vertebræ presents chamber works for various formations. Its creative process is based on searching, premiering and furthering contemporary innovative repertoire in musical performances, projects in collaboration with other artistic disciplines, didactic concerts for children and young people, lectures and pedagogical workshops, as well as working closely with composers for novel pieces.
Ensemble Vertebræ has worked with composers such as: Bruno Ducol (FRA), Ivan Fedele (ITA), Beat Furrer (CHE/AUT), Luis de Pablo (ESP) and Iradj Sahbai (IRN), as well as with young Latin American composers who have dedicated works to the Ensemble: Juan Arroyo (PER), Juan José Bárcenas (MEX), Javier Compeán (MEX), David Hernández-Ramos (MEX), José Luis Hurtado (MEX), Víctor Ibarra (MEX), Javier Muñoz-Bravo (CHL), Juan Pablo Muñoz (MEX) and Rodrigo Valdez-Hermoso (MEX).
Original projects of musical and pedagogical value have been presented in different countries, mainly France, USA, Mexico and Chile, and in various contexts and festivals, such as the Cervantino International Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico) in 2015, the 60th anniversary of the Maison Heinrich Heine (Paris, France) in 2016 and the 28th Contemporary music Festival in Santiago, Chile in 2018.
15 & 16 April 2019
IGNM Zurich & Basel
Works by Cacciatore, Farhang, Ibarra, Muñoz and Sahbaï
World premiere by Marisol Jiménez