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Enno Senft

Principal Bass

 
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Enno Senft is principal double-bass and a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has performed and recorded with many great conductors and soloists such as Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernhard Haitink, Yanniek Nezet-Seguin, Andras Schiff, Heinz Holliger  and as soloist under Sir Roger Norrington.

He has participated in various chamber music and contemporary music festivals, notably the Berliner Festwochen, Wien Modern, the Huddersfield, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh Festivals, Venice Biennale, Oxford May Music, the Wigmore Hall Series in London and the Sydney Festival. 

He has played with the Berliner Philharmoniker and appears as guest principal with the BBC SO, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the LSO and teaches at the Royal College of Music, London. 

Contemporary music plays a significant part in his musical life, particularly as  principal double-bass.of the London Sinfonietta.  Projects include working closely with Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Steve Reich, Thomas Ades, Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtag. 

Enno Senft worked at IRCAM in Paris for the realization 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, with the London Sinfonietta in London and the Ensemble Contrechamps under George Benjamin in Geneva and Strasbourg.

He collaborated closely with composer Dai Fujikura , whose new double bass concerto he premiered with the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.