one of
ensembles for
new music

r econsil is new 
The ensemble regularly features composers in the early stages of their carreers, frequently acting as a launch-pad for international recognition and further artistic development. World premieres of new pieces, often composed in response to costumarily international calls for submission represent a large part of the ensemble`s oeuvre. Main conductorial responsibility is entrusted to Antanina Kalechyts and Yalda Zamani, the ensemble’s two young, female permanent guest conductors.

reconsil is experienced
Founded in 2002, reconsil today looks back on almost two decades of continuous expertise in its highly specialised genre. Long-time personnel continuity, resulting in a wealth of shared experience among the members constitutes the ensemble's artistic bedrock.

reconsil is experimental
Venturing off the beaten path in exploration of aesthetic diversity, removed from mainstream sensibilities has always been and continues to be an integral part of reconsil‘s identity. Consciously sought-out artistic peculiarities are deeply intertwined into the reconsil-experience.

reconsil is dependable
Highest standards of quality in preparation and performance are not only a steadily pursued aspiration but a central requirement of reconsil’s deeply ingrained self-conception.

reconsil is regional
Self-assuredly Austrian in artistic provenance and quintessentially Viennese in its personal and historical roots, reconsil represents regional musical identityin featuring numerous domestic composers and compositions.

reconsil is global
Since ist inception reconsil has consciously put a heightened focus on artistic and geographic spheres of musical exploration often sorely underrepresented in public reception, and engaged in far-reaching projects determined to present to its audience a wide selection of artists from all over the world.

 Change in artistic leadership
Looking ahead

At the end of 2016, Julia Purgina and Roland Freisitzer stepped down from artistic leadership of ensemble reconsil after nearly 15 and 8 years. The new artistic leadership of Alexander Wagendristel (who is a founding member too), Maria Frodl (long time cellist of the ensemble) and the composers Manuela Kerer, Peter Jakober, Norbert Sterk and Thomas Heinisch, who have all had close ties to the ensemble in previous years, the ensemble is planning to find new ways and ideas to successfully serve Austrian and international composers in the future.



Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, 19:30


17, Geblergasse 40


Alexander Wagendristel (AUT):
                             dancing into darkness (w.p.)


Dieter Ammann (CHE): Après Le Silence


Christian Ofenbauer (AUT):
                        Dritter Streichquartettsatz 2009


Nina Šenk (SLO): One's Song


 Principal Guest Conductor

Antanina Kalechyts is working successfully in many musical fields. As an organist she has earned awards at international competitions, she worked as accompanist at the Graz opera house and made her conducting debut at the Lehár festival in Bad Ischl. She is founding member, singer and conductor at the all-female vocal ensemble "Graces&Voices".

In 2020, she conducted the world premieres of two new operas for sirene operntheater in Vienna.

Rehearsals for the Neue Oper Wien and opera productions at the Theater an der Wien complete the activities of this versatile artist.

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Video: Karlheinz Essl - under wood
Audio recorded live at REAKTOR by Rainer M. Picha on 07-10-2020


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