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Die 12 Thüringer Cellisten


Metamorphose eines tanzenden Seesterns

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Die 12 Thüringer Cellisten

special guests

DJ Black Scorp
Jeff Cascaro

Friday, July 22nd 2011
20:00 Uhr
Parkdeck Neustadt,
Neustadt an der Orla

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Thüringer Allgemeine 14 September 2009

From Starfish to Butterfly

BAD LANGENSALZA. Those who associated the name ‘12 Cellists’ exclusively with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra should familiarise themselves with a new constellation: during the past two years the 12 Thüringer Cellisten have been successfully establishing their own profile. Moreover, they have proved those wrong who think that low strings are limited to accompanying orchestral playing. read_more

Thüringer Allgemeine 14 July 2009 Feuilleton

Musical Summer: Cellists in the Palace Garden

Heaven favours the 12 Thüringer Cellisten.

During the open-air concert in front of the Kochberg castle, with its charming little theatre, the weather was kind to us and musicians and audience stayed dry.

A diverse and humorous concert with music from the baroque era to the 21st century: The 12 Thüringer Cellisten enchanted the audience with surprising musical arrangements. Even the often sentimentalized Adagio by Samuel Barber sounded pleasantly profound in their version.
[....] Apparently nobody could resist the charm of ingeniously arranged Wild West melodies and the original compositions of ensemble member Kars Keen. He was singing in musical-hall style about the “Little Things” that make life more beautiful. Well, big things like this concert do so too!


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Video of "Der Erste Streich" (2008)

Strike a Chord and knock on Wood

The performance of the 12 Thüringer Cellisten was the ultimate evidence for the uniqueness of the Altenburg Music Festival 2008. Picture from the concert on 23 Aug 2008 in the castle concert hall.

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Lift Off

The 12 Thüringer Cellisten also include the main theme from “Star Trek” in their repertoire – a musical journey through space.

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Enterprice Cello

Foto: Sascha Eilert; TA-Montage: A. Wetzel

The 12 Thüringer Cellisten in sold out Achteckhaus Sondershausen

A knowledgeable audience in Sondershausen greatly appreciated the musical journey and demanded several encores.

3 November 2007)

CD Interviews

NDR Kultur

Here you’ll find the website of the programme CD-Neuheiten including the CD presentation of the 12 Thüringer Cellisten on 9 Dec 2007.

Interview on Radio FREI Erfurt

Listen to the interview on the programme The Monday Discussion of Radio Frei Erfurt on 05 Nov 2007 here.


Der erste Streich – Live

CD release, available from 01 Oct 2007

Alexander Courage ---- Manuel de Falla ---- Hanns Eisler ---- Kars Keen ---- Heitor Villa-Lobos ---- Christian Jost ---- Erich Kästner ---- Jochen Breuer ---- Johann Sebastian Bach ---- Erwin Bootz ---- Milton Ager ---- Ulf Annel

The CD Der Erste Streich is the debut album of the ensemble. Most of the titles are live recordings from their concert in Gera. Two pieces were produced separately: Christian Jost’s Images & Shadows takes the listener into the world of the Cosa Nostra. Kars Keen’s Starfish is a rock piece for twelve cellos. Both works appear on CD for the first time.

Furthermore there are the professional adaptations of works ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Star Trek and the Comedian Harmonists. In addition, Wolfgang Jahn reads excerpts from Erich Kästner’s Die 13 Monate and recites humorous impressions from the Erfurt cabarettist Ulf Annel. This well balanced programme of humour and artistic skills also impressed Wolfgang Tiefensee, cellist and former Federal Minister of Transport who became patron of the project Der Erste Streich.

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