10 violins, piano
The Berlin Philharmonic Violins were founded in 1993 by Laurentius Dinca with the aim of enabling the public to enjoy the Berliner Philharmoniker violin section’s unmistakably rich sonorities and extraordinary virtuosity removed from the context of the other string instruments – as a “pure-violin experience”. The piano forms the sole foundation in the lower registers – on occasion also opposing the strings.
For their multi-faceted repertoire, the musicians draw on the rich resources of music history, aided by professional arrangers, but they also constantly invite contemporary composers to write new works for them. The “Philharmonic Strings” have now also established themselves in the rest of Europe and Japan as one of the orchestra’s most prominent ensembles.