Enno Senft, Principal Double Bass

Enno Senft is principal double-bass of both the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, of which he is a founder member, and the London Sinfonietta. In addition he plays regularly as a guest principal with other Ensembles, amongst them the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has performed and recorded internationally with many leading conductors and soloists, also appearing at chamber and contemporary music festivals, notably the Berliner Festwochen, Wien Modern, Huddersfield, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Venice Biennale, Bergen and Sydney Festivals and at the Wigmore Hall London.

Enno Senft worked at IRCAM on 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 and Paris and with the Ensemble Contrechamps under George Benjamin in Geneva and Strasburg.

Close collaboration with composer Dai Fujikura lead to the première of his bass concerto with the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall under Martin Brabbins.

Enno teaches at the Royal College of Music and has given masterclasses at other colleges including the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban. He has been part of the London Sinfonietta Academy Programme, including a collaboration with the RAM and the Singapore Conservatoire. He tutored the basses of the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the German National Youth Orchestra.

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