The THARICE VIRTUOSI is a string ensemble of outstanding soloists who inspire through virtuoso playing, instrumental perfection and musical joy. It brings together musicians from seven nations, who play solo, chamber music or in leading positions in renowned orchestras and universities worldwide.
Each individual musician contributes to an impressive ensemble experience with his individual tone, personal colour and high virtuosity. It is a pleasure to experience the freshness and dynamics of the musicians live. Their wide-ranging chamber music repertoire ranges from the string trio to the classical string octet or even to the string symphony.
The works encompass the entire string repertoire, from Baroque to Viennese Classicism and Romanticism, to contemporary pieces. In addition, they also play in a completely unconventional composition in which every single member of the virtuoso ensemble emerges as a soloist and presents highly virtuoso works in their own personal string arrangements. This kind of musical activity is unique and gives the musicians far-reaching and varying performance opportunities.
The virtuoso ensemble is characterized by deep human and musical warmth, whose roots were laid in their time together at the International Menuhin Music Academy Gstaad with Lord Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy.
The Tharice Virtuosi, who celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2017, are based in Bern, where they meet annually for a series of concerts made possible by the Tharice Foundation, among others, in the concert hall of the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, in Basel and elsewhere in Switzerland and in other European countries.
Die THARICE VIRTUOSI playing Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy: String Octet in E-flat Minor, Op. 20
Die THARICE VIRTUOSI playing Pablo de Sarasate: Gypsy Airs, Op. 20