Performing Composers

Performing Composers

Thierry Pécou and Moritz Eggert
Ensemble Variances and Ensemble Resonanz
France and Germany



The two ensembles Variances (Rouen) and Resonanz (Hamburg) are two ensembles presenting contemporary music on an exceptional level, one from Germany, one from France.

In this project, both ensembles come together to create a double composer portrait. Each of the participating composers, Thierry Pécou representing the French side and Moritz Eggert as his counterpart on the German side, will write a new piece that involves both ensembles in its performance. The program will feature two composers of unique character as well as two ensembles each representing its individual world of sound. Each of the two ensembles will contribute to the program with its very own sound identity: Ensemble Variances will be made up of six winds; Ensemble Resonanz will comprise nine string players and one percussion. Their common project will offer the opportunity to change perspectives on contemporary music.

In between the performances of the two ensembles, both composers will play the four-hand piano to create transitions between the works and add a common thread to the program.

The project will be presented at NDR’s Rolf Liebermann Studio in Hamburg, the concert hall of ‘Arsenal de Metz’ and the Festival Présences of Radio France Paris.

Ensemble Resonanz
Ensemble Variances


Thierry Pécou

Les liaisons magnétiques for large ensemble
Commission Radio France

Moritz Eggert

„1, 2, 3“ for large ensemble
Commission NDR Hamburg

Thierry Pécou

Sextuor for piano and wind quinet (Ensemble Variances)

Moritz Eggert

Croatoan II for string quartet and percussion (Ensemble Resonanz)

Thierry Pécou

Lady's Cowe, the composers playing four hands-piano

Moritz Eggert

Aboriginal, the composers playing four hands-piano

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Ensemble Variances

Anne Cartel flute
Carjez Gerretsen clarinet
Nicolas Prost saxophone
Loïc Chevandier bassoon
Vladimir Dubois horn
François Thuillier tuba

Ensemble Resonanz

9 strings, 1 percussion:
Barbara Bultmann, Juditha Haeberlin, Gregor Dierck, Swantje Tessmann violins
Justin Caulley, Tim-Erik Winzer violas
Saerom Park, Jörn Kellermann cellos
Anne Hofmann, double bass
Percussion to be defined


Moritz Eggert piano
Thierry Pécou piano
Jonathan Stockhammer direction


Co-production Arsenal de Metz, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, festival Présences / Radio France
With the support of Impuls neue Musik

The Ensemble Variances receive support from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Drac Normandie, Région Normandie, Spedidam, Sacem, Ville de Rouen, Odia Normandie, Onda. The Ensemble Variances is member of Fevis, Futurs Composés, Bureau Export and Profedim. It is member of Groupement d'Employeurs Solstice, supported by Région Normandie. Caisse des Dépôts, main sponsor of Ensemble Variances.