breakfast concert: Cello suites by Bach by Irene Enzlin

'Everything starts with Bach', not just a book title, but also a much heard saying to underline the greatness of this composer. Irene Enzlin is going to do something special this morning. Playing the composer that was at the start of so much classical music and combining that with a contemporary composer, Eric Tanguy. The contrast between music from centuries old and music from a contemporary composer makes a very interesting difference in the way of working and playing.

Irene Enzlin can already look back on an impressive career. She performed as a soloist with "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra", the "Pro Arte Orchestra" (Taiwan) and the "Nederlands Symfonie Orkest" and played at festivals such as "Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims" (France) and the "Menuhin Festival" "in Gstaad (Switzerland).

At the age of fifteen, Irene was admitted to the legendary "Yehudi Menuhin School" in England, a renowned music institute founded by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, where she studied with Pierre Doumenge and Charles Watt. In 2011, Irene moved to Salzburg to study Clemens Hagen (Hagen Quartet) at the “Universität Mozarteum”, a study she completed in the summer of 2015 with distinction. She then studied in France at the 'Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris' with Raphael Pidoux for her Master's degree, which she concluded with 'très bien à l'unanimité'. She is currently taking her Konzertexamen in Bern.

As an inviting and searching musician with strong social awareness, Irene is looking for new possibilities to perform classical music and share it with others. Irene believes in the connecting therapeutic effect of music and is currently setting up a project to organize classical concerts for an audience that often does not have the opportunity to attend regular concerts.


Irene Enzlin cello


Thursday 15 August / 10:00


The School of Life




Duration: 55 minuten