About us

In a process of constant maturation since their establishment in 2004, Federspiel – initially in consideration of its only woodwind – is developing a more transparent and in terms of sound more layered tonal language than most other brass bands. As an artistic heavyweight traveling with compositions that are light as a feather, the ensemble has long arrived at performing on the world’s most established concert stages such as the Goldener Saal of the Wiener Musikverein, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Vancouver Island Music Festival or Stanford University.

Pioneer-spirited yet full of respect, Federspiel betakes to traditional realms, interweaves echoes of the Hungarian and Mexican music tradition with the Alpine repertoire, or percussive play with electronical sounds in order to create something new – contemporary music that respectfully bows to its past just as much as it courageously designs the future.

Laura Wösch