Kegelstatt Ensemble, in its thirteenth year of concerts in Adelaide and its fourth in Melbourne, comprises gifted and passionate young musicians who work together joyfully and fruitfully in bringing great chamber music to life. Kegelstatt (skittle alley) is the subtitle of Mozart’s trio for clarinet, viola and piano, composed, according to legend, in a single day after a game of skittles with friends.
The themes of friendship and pleasure inherent in Mozart’s skittle alley story are central to the Kegelstatt philosophy, along with a mission to discover and present rare and great chamber music for unusual combinations of instruments, at the highest standard and with the utmost artistic integrity.
Kegelstatt is a multi-instrumental, flexible ensemble dedicated to the presentation of great works and lesser-known gems of the chamber music repertoire. In 2018, they take their audiences on a culinary and sonic journey in two dine-in concerts where good food meets fine music. They present a winter concert at the German Club that ventures into the realm of beer, pretzels and pork knuckle, with an all-German program. In Spring they’ll serve up a share platter of emerging and established Aussie composers, in an all-Australian musical picnic!