Since forming in 2011, Austrian baroque ensemble Klingzeug has built a reputation for unique and unconventional interpretations of Early Music. Its musicians are united by a love of chamber music, though they also lead successful careers, performing with such ensembles as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Ambronay Baroque Academy, and La Serenissima.
One of klingzeug’s main goals is a thought threw concept for their programmes. Inspired by either unusual venues, interdisciplinary connections or new musical fusions.
klingzeug has performed at Festwochen der Alten Musik Innsbruck, Jeunesse Österreich and musik+.
4 / HALBIERT is a cooperation between klingzeug and the contemporary duo VI: TO. The quartet was selected for “New Austrian Sound Of Music 2018/2019", a funding program, which enabled the quartet to play several concerts around Europe.
"... The young Tyrolean ensemble" Klingzeug "nourishes a refreshingly
unconventional, creative access to early music…. "
Baroque Cello, Recorder
Co- artistic director of klingzeug
Anna is an Austrian cellist and recorder player and Co-Founder of klingzeug. Among projects with her ensembles klingzeug and Vierhalbiert.
She has performed with several Baroque Ensembles such as Münchner Barocksolisten, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,
La Banda, Concerto Stella Matutina, Radio Antiqua and others.
After finishing her studies on the modern cello in Innsbruck she started to specialise in baroque cello with Kristin von der Goltz in Munich, Markus Möllenbeck in Berlin and Claire Pottinger – Schmidt in Linz.
Anna loves developing new programmes for klingzeug and feels privileged to shape the cultural scene in her hometown Innsbruck, where she lives with her family. She is also an enthusiastic teacher of cello and recorder.
Co-artistic director of klingzeug
After graduating from the University Mozarteum in Innsbruck in 2010, Claudia moved to London and studied baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music from where she graduated with distinction.
She was taught by Walter Reiter and Elizabeth Walfisch, had masterclasses with Rachel Podger and Midori Seiler. In 2012 she was selected to be a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Ambronay Baroque Academy 2013 and The Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience 2015.
Claudia regularly performs with groups such as the OAE, La Serenissima, Academy of Ancient Music, Classical Opera and others. Since 2014 Claudia teaches Historical Performance Practise at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium in Innsbruck.
In klingzeug Claudia is responsible for the many little details, with which she shapes and rounds up musical programmes, so concerts become a unique experience for the artists and the audience.