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ensembles for
new music

reconsil 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, the ensemble’s young, female conductor.

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 identity in featuring numerous domestic composers and compositions.


reconsil is global
Since its 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), conductor Antanina Kalechyts, violinist Julia Maly and the composers Manuela Kerer, 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.



Friday, June 7th, 2024

Alte Schmiede
Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Wien
In cooperation with AMBITUS


Texts by Andrea Heuser

Sculptures by Rudolf Hinterdorfer

​Music by

Angélica Castelló

Dana Cristina Probst

Philipp Manuel Gutmann

Rudolf Jungwirth

Fritz Keil

Alexander Wagendristel


Conductor: Antanina Kalechyts


 Principal 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".

As assistant conductor, she rehearsed at Neue Oper Wien and in opera productions at the Theater an der Wien. In 2020, she conducted the world premieres of two new operas for sirene operntheater in Vienna, and in 2021 she became a professor for Gregorian musicology at the Vienna Music University.

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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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 (Works by Manuela Kerer, Karlheinz Essl, Dimitris Mousouras,
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