4 Times Baroque - 4 Times Baroque

4 Times Baroque (from left to right) Alexander von Heißen, Jonas Zschenderlein, Jan Nigges, Karl Michael Simko (2017)

4 Times Baroque is an instrumental ensemble based in Frankfurt am Main that specializes primarily in the interpretation of the music of the Baroque era.


4 Times Baroque was founded in 2013 by four musicians Jan Nigges ( recorder ), Jonas Zschenderlein ( violin ), Karl Simko ( violoncello ) and Alexander von Heißen ( harpsichord ).

They got to know each other at an early age, which resulted in both a friendly and professional relationship. The FAZ described their appearance at the Rheingau Music Festival as "cheeky, but always fresh, energizing and rousing performance" [1] , the Swabian Post describes them as "pop stars" and "four young shooting stars of the early music scene" [2] .

In 2013 the quartet produced the first CD with works by Arcangelo Corelli in the 300th year of his death. In 2014 a first concert was recorded by radio as part of the Rhein Vokal Festival and the SWR Kulturnacht. In 2015 and 2016 engagements followed, for example at the Rheingau Music Festival, the Thuringian Bach Weeks , the Mozart Festival Würzburg, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival, the Neuburg Baroque Concerts and in the Mozart Hall of the Mannheim Rose Garden. In 2017 concerts took place at the Handel House in Halle, the Festival d'Ambronay, the Merano Music Weeks and the 5th Liebenberg Flute Festival.

In autumn 2017 the ensemble produced the CD "Caught in Italian Virtuosity", which was released in March 2018 on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label (Sony Music).

In October 2018, 4 Times Baroque was awarded the Opus Klassik as Young Artist of the Year (mixed ensemble) . [3]

4 Times Baroque at their release concert of the CD "Caught in Italian Virtuosity" (2017)



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Individual evidence

  1. Elisabeth Risch: Wild and Sensual (article on 4 Times Baroque at the Rheingau Music Festival) . Ed .: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. February 2, 2016, p. 34.
  2. Schwäbische Post: Young ensemble plays early music (article about the concert in the Villa Stützel) . May 1, 2017 ( schwaebische-post.de ).
  3. OPUS KLASSIK , accessed on October 15, 2018.