In ÉRMA, we strive for immaculate and engaging interpretations. We don't just perform contemporary music; we create concepts with musical dramaturgy at their core. Through this, we aim to reach diverse audiences and broaden the societal reach of new music.
In order to do this, we work as a flexible and easily adjustable platform of collaboration. Creative thinking, open minded communication, questioning and redefining well-established norms, borderless experimentation is our mantra.
ÉRMA, essentially, equals balance.
Sarah Nemtsov — Orpheus falling
Directed by Hugo Larisch.
Watch the full video on Youtube.
Sound by Julius Gass.
Internationaler ACHT BRÜCKEN Kompositions­wettbewerb
Sunday 30.Apr 2023
WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz
Uraufführung und Prämierung
Watch Po-Chien Liu - In einem verlassenem Zimmer on Youtube.
Pictures by Jörg Neumann
der ausgewählten Werke.
Close Up is a Concert Series by ÉRMA Ensemble.
Concert notes and more details.
The first edition features Lotte Nuria Adler, Jinhee Kim & Ewa Mateiewska with works by Henze, Petrassi, Romitelli &
About ÉRMA Ensemble.
The ÉRMA Ensemble is a young, Cologne-based collective of emerging musicians who came together to play, discover, and bring the music of the second half of the 20th century and the music of the 21st century to audiences at the highest level.
With their acclaimed debut in December 2019, which was accompanied by the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin, and the invitation to the Acht Brücken Festival 2021, a first foundation was laid to anchor the ensemble in the Cologne music scene.
The members of the ensemble maintain an intensive working relationship with young and emerging artists as well as with established composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin and Peter Eötvös.
The ÉRMA Ensemble is currently supported by the InSzene program of Podium Gegenwart - Deutscher Musikrat.