DSCH - Schostakovich Ensemble
The DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble is considered one of the top ensembles in the current international scene. Based in Lisbon since its foundation, by the pianist and artistic director Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, it is mixed-format chamber group and constitutes a platform for meeting and interaction of excellent musicians. It was created in 2006, the centenary year of the birth of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, to whom it owes its name, and since then it has performed in several seasons and festivals, in Europe and in the USA. The ensemble’s vast repertoire includes works by composers from different eras and musical styles, from Beethoven to Schumann, from Mozart to Messiaen, from Haydn to Webern, from Brahms to Ravel, including contemporaries, such as Sofia Gubaidulina. Throughout its existence, the DSCH has had the collaboration of outstanding musicians, such as Corey Cerovsek, Tedi Papavrami, Liza Ferschtman, Jack Liebeck, Gérard Caussé, Adrian Brendel, Gary Hoffman, Kyril Zlotnikov, Pascal Moraguès, Michel Portal and Anna Samuil, among many others. Some of his concerts were recorded and broadcast by RTP Antena 2 and the French television channel Mezzo. DSCH’s discography includes the 1st world recording of Shostakovich’s Complete Chamber Music for Piano and Strings and Beethoven’s Opus 11 and 38 Trios (Paraty / Harmonia Mundi), which received top distinctions from the specialised press.