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KD SCHMID welcomes „Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker“ as a new Special Attraction

KD SCHMID is delighted to announce its collaboration with the renowned "Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker". This unique ensemble of exceptional artists will now be represented as a "Special Attraction" by KD SCHMID.

Since their inception, the 12 Cellists have pushed the boundaries of classical music, delighting diverse audiences with their innovative approach and impressive artistic talent. In 1972, a radio production of Julius Klengel's Hymnus for twelve cellos, featuring members of the Philharmonic cello group, sparked the formation of this remarkable soloist ensemble in full strength. The tonal and virtuoso qualities quickly captured the hearts of concert audiences worldwide.

Today, the 12 Cellists hold a unique and prominent position in the international music scene. While the original lineup is understandably no longer active, each rejuvenation and new addition has only enhanced the ensemble's quality. Whether in the realm of classical, jazz, tango, or avant-garde, the glorious richness of sound produced by twelve cellos, generating an unparalleled and multifaceted palette of tones, continues to enthral. Through their adept transitions between seriousness and humour, depth, and lightness, the 12 Cellists have successfully captivated audiences of all ages.

Managing Director Christoph Dreschers comments: "'Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker' are a unique ensemble that have set standards in the music world and are a role model for numerous formations worldwide. In their concerts, they impressively combine the highest artistic virtuosity with a special entertainment value, delighting their international audiences. We are thrilled to welcome them to our family of artists."

Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker:

Bruno Delepelaire 
Ludwig Quandt 
Dietmar Schwalke 
Nikolaus Römisch 
David Riniker 
Martin Menking 
Christoph Igelbrink 
Stephan Koncz 
Solène Kermarrec 
Rachel Helleur-Simcock 
Olaf Maninger 
Martin Löhr 
Uladzimir Sinkevich 
Knut Weber