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Joel Frederiksen, Artistic Director
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Next Concerts:

Friday, 13. 2. 2015, 8 pm
Cynthia’s Shining Sphere, Concert
Atrij ZRC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sunday, 15. 2. 2015, 5 pm
Cynthia’s Shining Sphere, Concert
Herz-Jesu Kirche, Munich, Germany

Latest CD:

Requiem for a Pink Moon

Elizabethan Tribute to Nick Drake (1948-74)
harmonia mundi HMC 902111 

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Winner of the ECHO Prize 2013
Release date: 1. 5. 2012

Featured video:

Music of the Mayflower, Festival d'Ile de France

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 Munich, Germany, concert series "Between Mars and Venus" begun in 2007 and held at the Bavarian National Museum. EPM records for harmonia mundi France.



  • ECHO Klassik 2013: For the CD Requiem for a Pink Moon, the Ensemble Phoenix Munich has received in 2013 the famous german Prize ECHO-Klassik, Category "Classics without limits". Echo Klassik Website


  • Golden Orpheus: Joel Frederiksen receives the critic’s prize, L'ORPHÉE D'OR 2011, Prix Martti Talvela, for his bass singing on a CD with Emma Kirkby, soprano. May 3, 2011 www.joelfrederiksen.com
  • German Record Critics Prize: For the CD O felice morire in 2008

  • Classical Musician of the Year!: From Munich's Evening News (Abendzeitung) Joel Frederiksen received this prestigious award in 2008.

  • BEST OF 2007: Record of the Year List from CLASSICSTODAY.COM and AUDIOPHILE AUDITION for the CD The Elfin Knight


Selected list of Festivals and Venues where EPM has performed:

The Flanders Festival, Ghent and Brugge, Belgium * The Wallonie Festival, Namur, Belgium * Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Austria * Palau de la música, Valencia, Spain * Teatro Jovellanos, Gijon, Spain * St. Galler Festspiele, St. Gallen, Switzerland * The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, Denmark * Vendsyssel Festival, Denmark * Les Concerts Parisiens, Paris, France * New Masters of Early Music Concert Series, Munich, Germany * Prague Spring International Music Festival, Czech Republic * Strings of Autumn International Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic * Prague Symphony Orchestra Early Music Concert Series, Czech Republic * Janacek May Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic * Znojmo Music Festival, Czech Republic * Varazdin Baroque Days, Varazdin, Croatia * Bratislava International Music Festival, Slovakia * Akbank Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey * Music in Old Krakow Festival, Krakow, Poland * Mikolow Music Days, Poland * Noorderkerkconcerten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Joel Frederiksen and Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Winner of the German Prize
"ECHO Klassik 2013"

Requiem for a Pink Moon
(harmonia mundi)

Echo Klassik Website



The new season of our concerts serie Between Mars and Venus is already planned! Four great programs, new artists and venues...

Please look at Concert Series menu for more information. Hope you can join us!

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