Marten Root, Johannes Leertouwer, Anneke van Haaften, Viola de Hoog
- with Sara de Vries, guest viola
It all started in 1987 with Mozart’s Flutequartets, followed by the first CD in 1990, Mozart…Vienna…Schönbrunn…hence the name.
Ever since Marten Root and his musical friends have been re-discovering interesting unknown compositions or finding new angles of approach to well known repertoire resulting in concerts all over the world and many recordings for Globe Records.
Schönbrunn was invited to perform Bach’s Musical Offering at the Royal Palace for the Dutch Royal Family, this concert was broadcasted ‘live’ on National Television.
Schönbrunn discovered unknown repertoire from the time of Mozart and Beethoven and produced the series CD’s ‘Out of the shadow of the masters’ with chambermusic from Graf, Reicha, Nisle and Ries.
Schönbrunn was the first ensemble to present Debussy at the Utrecht early Music Festival, using instruments from the early 20th century and visuals of the lost ‘tableaux vivants’
Schönbrunn’s Bach, Mozart and Haydn concerts and recordings have explored new foundings in the use of instruments, pitch, as well as temperaments and ensemble setup.
The repertoire of Ensemble Schönbrunn varies from trio to nonet and reaches from Frescobaldi to Debussy always performed instruments of the specific period.