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violins: Kei Shirai, violin & Emily Körner
viola: Janis Lielbardis
violoncello: Gen Yokosaka
bass: Ryutaro Hei


violoncello: Tristan Cornut
piano: Mako Okamoto


clarinet: Dirk Altmann
bassoon: Hanno Dönneweg
horn: Wolfgang Wipfler

flute: Sébastian Jacot*
oboe: Philippe Tondre*

*special programs


The Beethoven year 2020 is a very special year for the Ludwig Chamber Players (LCP).  The celebratory season began in cooperation with the International Hugo-Wolf-Akademie and the Southwest German Radio (SWR) featuring the song cycles “An die ferne Geliebte” and “Adelaide” in arrangements for the LCP bei A.N.Tarkmann and M.Ucki.  This wonderful project with the austrian-turkish tenor Ilker Arcayüred will soon appear on CD with the german classical label CPO.
Communication and interaction with living composers is important to the LCP musicians, and they are very much looking forward to their next tour to Japan in the fall of 2020, where they will perform the world premiere of a commissioned work by the austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud.
Their most recent CD release (the 3rd with the label TACET) features Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and his Clarinet Concerto.  The Ludwig Chamber Players’ album of chamber music by Sergei Prokofiev (also with the TACET label) was praised in the press as an “historic document of chamber music” and was nominated for the International classical music awards.
The Ludwig Chamber Players stand for enthusiastic, joyful musicmaking, combined with impressive virtuosity.  The musicians come from 7 different nations, and each enriches the ensemble with their individual influence.  LCP is dedicated to the genre of mixed string and wind chamber music of the 18th and 19th centuries, but also regularly perform contemporary works.  The ensemble was founded in 2013 for concerts at the renowned Tokyo Spring Festival.  Regular tours in Japan as well as concerts at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspielen, “La Folle Journee au Japon”, at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Beethoven Haus Bonn comprise their busy season.


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Special #BTHVN2020

Beethoven mania | Songfest with Ilker Arcayürek, Tenor | Beethoven and today

L. v. Beethoven: Septet op.20, Symphony Nr. 8 op. 93*, Overture to “Egmont” op. 84*, Judas Maccabäus Variations WoO45**, DANCES*, Songs “Adelaide”* and “An die ferne Geliebte”*
complementary works by Johannes Maria Staud (commissioned by LCP 2020) & György Kurtág
Arrangements *by M.UCKI, **by A.N. Tarkmann

musicians: 8
cast: 2 violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Our first

When we start in 2013 this was our first program. Mozart, Prokovief and of course Beethoven.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Quartet for oboe and strings in F major KV 370
Sergej Prokofjew (1891 – 1953)
Quintet g-minor op. 39 (1924) for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and doublebass
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Septet e-flat major op. 20

musicians: 8
cast: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Feature Beethoven Septet

Here a some suggestions to combine with Beethoven outstanding chamber music work.

possible complementary works by Adolphe Blanc, Johannes Brahms, Leoš Janáček, Gideon Klein, W. A. Mozart, Carl Nielsen, Jacques Offenbach, Sergei Prokofiev*, Gioacchino Rossini, Johann Strauß, Richard Strauss

musicians: 7 (*8)
cast: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, bassoon and horn

*with Philippe Tondre, oboe

Feature Schubert Octet D803

Like the Septet by L.v. Beethoven, the Octet by Franz Schubert is one of the most beautiful piece of chamber music.

possible complementary works by A. Borodin, A. Liadov, M. Glinka, M. Mussorgsky, W. A. Mozart, N. Rimsky-Korsakow, Gioacchino Rossini, P. de Sarasate, Johann Strauß, Richard Strauss, P. Tschaikowski

musicians: 8
cast: 2 violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Mozart & Prague

There is a special relationship between the composer and the czech capital. Mozart celebrate his greatest success in the Prague opera and in concerts.

W.A. Mozart clarinet quintet KV 581 and music by A. Dvořák, Gideon Klein and Leoš Janáček

musicians: 5
cast: 2 violin, viola, violoncello, clarinet


legacy | departure | virtuosity
for grand ensemble.

Bohuslav Martinů (1890 – 1959)
Nonett H. 374 (1959)
Sergej Prokofjew (1891 – 1953)
Visions fugitives op.22 for chamberensemble by M. Ucki
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto da camera g-moll RV 107
Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
Nonett F-Dur op. 31

musicians: 10
cast: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and harp




We had a great time with many pupils and our Beethoven Experiment in collaboration with Jasmin Bachmann and the SWR Stuttgart. For more impressions visit the SWR CLASSIC site.

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New Mozart CD

TACET released our new Album Works for clarinet by the famous viennies composer Mozart.

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Calendar Sheet January 2015

Ludwig Chamber Players present the January Calendar Sheet with music by Johannes Brahms and pictures from the Hakone Open Air Museum. Recordet at LCP concerts and rehearsals 2014.
Johannes Brahms, Capriccio op. 76 No. 2 arr. M. Ucki
Sculpures from Hakone Open Air Museum by Barry Flangan, Francesco Messina, Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, Antony Gormley

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