The ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA was founded in winter 2015 by the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, as part of its endeavours to provide talented young musicians with a holistic musical education. Its members are all scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music, who come together from all over the world for various musical projects. The ensemble is led by its concert master, Chouchane Siranossian, and its repertoire covers everything from Baroque to Contemporary music.
The young ensemble gave its debut performance in February 2015 at the 5th FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION in Bad Ragaz, where it successfully performed in three separate concerts, and received the highest of praise from the international press. Since then, the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA has performed in several other equally acclaimed concerts in Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland, and has also performed with renowned soloists such as the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, the recorder player Maurice Steger and the two cellists Jens Peter Maintz and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. The ensemble has received regular invitations to play at various festivals, including the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION and MusicConnects in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and the VADUZ CLASSIC festival in Liechtenstein. In October 2018, the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA will perform as part of the Esperanza Mini Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 10th-12th October 2018 in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
In February 2017, the ensemble released its first CD, “Nordic Suites” (ARS Produktion) with works by Edvard Grieg, Frank Bridge, Carl Nielsen and Gustav Holst. This was followed by the “Southern Tunes” CD, released in January 2018 under the same label, with works by Eduard Toldrà, Ottorino Respighi, Komitas and Nino Rota, and, like the debut CD, also received outstanding critical acclaim.
The ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA was awarded the “Special Achievement Award” at the 2017 “International Classical Music Awards”.