COLOGNE VOCAL ENSEMBLE
The VokalEnsemble Köln has made a number of recordings and television appearances, working with conductors such as Patrick Davin, Michael Schneider and Reinhard Goebel. The ensemble was founded in 1997 by Max Ciolek and has performed at festivals in Spain, Hanover, Brühl and Bonn, making its début at the Cologne Philharmonic in a millennium concert. Its world première recording of Johann Christian Bach’s opera L’Endimione under Bruno Weil was awarded the Echo 2000 Classical Prize of the German Phonoakademie. There has been a particularly fruitful collaboration with Andreas Spering, under whom recordings have been made of Handel’s opera Imeneo, Haydn’s cantatas for the Esterházys and, for Naxos, Haydn’s Creation (8.557380–81), acclaimed as 2006 CD of the Year by the Classical Internet Award. They have also recorded the opera Andromeda und Perseus under Reinhard Goebel.