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Joel Frederiksen, Artistic Director
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Next Concerts:

Tuesday, 22. 8. 2017, 7:30 pm
Tell me true love: Songs and Instrumental Pieces from John Dowland, Concert
National Museum of Cracow, Cracow, Poland
Sunday, 10. 9. 2017, 8:00 pm
From Luther to Bach, Concert
Church of St. Jakob, Schrobenhausen, Deutschland

Latest CD:

Tell me true love

Joel Frederiksen - Dowland 

Sony Music / DHM

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Bass, lutes and consort of viols
Release date: 28. 10. 2016

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Requiem for a Pink Moon

Winner of the German Music Prize
ECHO Klassik 2013 (Classic without limits)
for the CD Requiem for a Pink Moon

But the real gem here is the disc from the Munich-based Ensemble Phoenix, directed by the American abroad Mr. Frederiksen: a widely varied collection of musical Americana rendered with consistent beauty and restraint.
 New York Times, July 28, 2011

Ensemble Phoenix makes ancient music come alive.
 Süddeutsche Zeitung, February 14, 2010


Ensemble Phoenix Munich (EPM) was founded in 2003 by Joel Frederiksen, American bass and lutenist. The ensemble focuses on music of the Renaissance and early Baroque, but does not limit itself to any one epoch exclusively. Programs range from Medieval to contemporary music reflecting the interests of its artistic leader, Joel Frederiksen. This freshness of programming is reflected in its concert series "Between Mars and Venus" in Munich (Germany), begun in 2007 and held at the Bavarian National Museum and the Herz-Jesu Church. EPM records mainly for harmonia mundi France.

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New CD by Joel Frederiksen and EPM (28.10.16)

Songs full of melancholy, and songs of love's joys and pains, composed by the Orpheus of England, John Dowland, have lost none of their immediacy and poignancy since the Renaissance. Joel Frederiksen accompanies his deep, expressive bass voice on the lute, and is aided by an expert ensemble of viols and lutes, to shape this exquisite program of vocal and instrumental works. 

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Ensemble Phoenix Munich announces its 10-Anniversary Season in Munich!

The concert series "Between Mars and Venus" at the Bavarian National Museum was founded in 2007 by Joel Frederiksen and Ensemble Phoenix Munich. In 4 subscription concerts per season the ensemble has explored English, Italian and French Renaissance and Baroque Music in sold-out performances.

For the 10th Anniversary Season the Ensemble will dedicate itself to Munich composers who worked at the court including Ludwig Senfl, Orlando di Lasso and Michelangelo Galilei. In addition we will continue our new "SOLO" series with three concerts and host the Czech Ensemble Baroque. Check out our calendar! First concert October 13.

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