In the middle of the Covid crisis, in the solitude of the lockdown Damaris Richerts, a trumpet player founded together with friends a chamber orchestra in Vienna. With the Spanish greeting “Ultreia” – go beyond – the ensemble’s aim is to reach paths beside the classical tradition.
With a majority of women the core team of 11 international musicians reflects the diversity of a new generation of professional musicians in Austria. All of them have studied at major music university. Through a pool of musicians the ensemble is flexible and able to adapt to the needs of the music.
The ensemble is connecting classical and contemporary music with other art genres and trying out new concert settings beside the traditional ones.
The premiere took place in the Wiener Konzerthaus in May 2021 followed by a coffeehouse-tour in the Viennese district Meidling in July 2021, a concert in Vienna in September 2021 and one concert in Paris in October 2021 and another coffeehouse-tour in Vienna.