Enno Senft
Principal Double Bass

Enno Senft is principal double bass and a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe as well as the principal double bass of the London Sinfonietta.

He has performed and recorded with many of the greatest conductors and soloists such as Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Andras Schiff, Heinz Holliger, Paavo Berglund, Pierre Boulez, Gidon Kremer, the lateSandor Vegh and as soloist under Sir Roger Norrington.

He participated in various chamber music and contemporary music festival, notably the Berliner Festwochen, Wien Modern, Sermoneta, Lockenhaus, Huddersfield, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, the Wigmore Hall Series in London and the Sydney Festival.

During the last decade Enno Senft's interest has focused particularly on contemporary music and he joined the London Sinfonietta as principal double bass. Projects include working closely with Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Ades and György Kurtag.

In 2001 Enno Senft worked at IRCAM in Paris for the realisation of Michael Jarrel's bass concerto "Droben schmettert ein greller Stein" which he premiered with the Ensemble Modern in Basel, followed by performances in Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris and with the Ensemble Contrechamps under George Benjamin in Geneva and Strasbourg.