ensemble frauenkirche dresden

They are all masters of their subject, distinguished members of two traditional orchestras - the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresden Philharmonic: the musicians of the Ensemble of the Dresden Frauenkirche. Exquisite and varied, lively and stylish, they have been presenting great masterpieces and hidden gems from 400 years of music history under the direction of Frauenkirche cantor Matthias Grünert for over 15 years.

The ensemble has developed special expertise thanks to its historically informed performance practice for the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The orchestra also focuses on works by composers with a connection to Dresden and the Frauenkirche.

Numerous performances at this special place as well as concert tours, CD recordings and participation in television worship services have made the ensemble known to a national audience.


Violin I Jörg Fassmann, Anett Baumann, Alexander Teichmann, Angelika Grünert
Violin II Matthias Meißner, Christiane Liskowski, Lenka Matějáková
Viola Michael Horwath, Marie Annick Caron
Violoncello Jörg Hassenrück
Contrabass Tobias Glöckler
Oboe I Johannes Pfeiffer
Oboe II Michael Goldammer
Basoon Joachim Huschke
Trumpet Helmut Fuchs, Nikolaus von Tippelskirch, Frank Hebenstreit
Timpani Thomas Käppler
Organ, Harpsichord, and Conductor Matthias Grünert

Selected concerts