Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO (Germany)


The Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO was founded in 2004 by the violinist Ms. Ulli Buesel to enable young musicians to present their solo pieces with orchestra accompaniment. Playing in the ensemble allows young musicians to develop their abilities and to gain professional experience on stage during performances in concerts which take place mostly as charity events.

VIOLINISSIMO performs without a conductor as the young soloists direct the orchestra themselves. Thanks to this special concept developed by the artistic director Ms. Ulli Buesel the young musicians have been guided to making music autonomously and independently. This leads group members to greatly respect each other and develop a found understanding of music, demanding from each individual full concentration and full contribution to the group. For music director Ulli Buesel, though, it is vitally important that each player retains his/her personal individuality.

The group applies this ethos to its interpretation of its varied repertoire of classical to rarely performed contemporary music, leading to a highly improved understanding of the composition. In principle, this means transferring the chamber music idea to an entire orchestra. Although the principal players of each group cue the other players, there are no passive players in the orchestra. This leads to a distinct team spirit, which is even more surprising considering the age differences of the players. Ulli Buesel’s special commitment towards musical education is therefore highly recognised.

Almost all members of VIOLINISSIMO are award winners of the competition "Jugend musiziert“ ("Youth makes music“). Besides regular charity concerts, the Youth Chamber Orchestra VIOLINISSIMO takes part in national and international competitions and is the winner of various competitions. Since November 2015, VIOLINISSIMO has been cooperating with the Music School Erding, which opens further possibilities for the young string players and enriches cultural life in the district.

The VIOLINISSIMO chamber ensemble is the next step for this special concept. Eight to 12 musicians of the Orchestra – all of them students at the Music Academy or future students – come together for selected projects to develop their chamber music skills and to realise their own artistic ideas.


C.W. Gluck Iphigénie en Aulide
A. Piazzolla Oblivion
A. Vivaldi Summer (Presto)
W.A. Mozart Cassation, KV 63 (Adagio) 
A. Torok Indecision
E. Grieg Rigaudon, Holberg Suite
E. Ysaye Exil!
J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmenwalzer
A. Piazzolla Fuga y misterio

Soloists: Sandra Rieger, Sophia Pfisterer, Clara Büsel, Jannis Roos