Ensemble Extracello

General Information

Year of Foundation:  2004


The objective of these four cellists, who established their ensemble in 2004, is to rehearse and perform works from all eras of music history, as well as - most importantly - to expand the cello quartet repertoire with commissioned works and their own compositions. The list of people who have composed for these musicians includes members of the "Vienna Art Orchestra" and well-known jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel. Arrangements of songs by famous bands from the pop and rock fields (Queen, Rolling Stones, Sigur Rós) as well as improvisations round out their repertoire.


The ensemble stands out through its penchant for experimentation and its liveliness. They have expanded their programming in the form of collaborations with Willi Resetarits and countertenor Bernhard Landauer ("from Dowland to Dylan"), and they have worked across multiple art forms with poets, actors and actresses (including Heinz Janisch and Linde Prelog).

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Contact, Links

Contact Person:  Deppe Margarethe
Website:  Ensemble Extracello