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about us

In times of Corona, when it was impossible for large ensembles and orchestras to find their way onto the concert stages, it seemed particularly appealing to us to present the classical orchestral instruments harp, viola and flute in a completely different and more intimate context.

With this goal in mind, we founded the Amarte Ensemble in spring 2021.

With the experience gained over many years from working with renowned orchestras, works by famous composers such as Ravel and Debussy, which are otherwise only played with large ensembles, are presented in addition to original literature. In the rare instrumentation with two harps, flute and viola and their own arrangements, the variety of tones of the instruments, which are particularly popular among impressionists, can be experienced in an impressive way in a chamber music setting.

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Maria Pache

Maria Pache received her first violin lessons from Karel Kadic in her hometown of Villingen-Schwenningen. Later she learned the viola with Rudolf Rampf at the Trossingen University of Music and studied in Hanover with Christian Pohl, Jutta Rübenacker, Walter Nussbaum, Anne Röhrig and Michael Brockhaus, among others. She prefers to play in chamber music formations. They inspire Renaissance fantasies as well as avant-garde sound experiments or a tango misterioso. She is always looking for ways of expression and magical moments in music, including as a member of the Ensemble Horizonte and the baroque ensemble la festa musicale. In various formations she participated in CD productions and as a soloist and chamber musician in broadcasts by Deutschlandfunk, NDR and WDR

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Angela Kloehn

Angela Klöhn began playing the violin and piano at the age of 5 before discovering the harp at the age of 16. Just three years later she won the federal prize at the "Jugend musiziert - Harfe solo" competition and in the same year began her artistic diploma studies at the University of Music and Theater in Hanover with Prof. Ruth Konhäuser.
As a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation, she continued her studies with Erika Waardenburg in Amsterdam and Prof. Godelieve Schrama at the Detmold University of Music. She received further artistic impulses from Germaine Lorenzini and Skaila Kanga, among others.

As a chamber and orchestra musician, she works in various orchestras and ensembles. She also teaches at the University of Music, Theater and Media in Hanover and is chairwoman of the Lower Saxony Harp Academy.

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Anne Francis

Growing up in a musical environment, Anke Franzius first studied piano with Prof. Martin Dörrie in Hanover.

There she got to know the harp as a minor and was so enthusiastic about this instrument that she continued to study it as a major with Prof. Ruth Konhäuser after her piano diploma.

After two master classes for harp and moving to Freiburg to study with Prof. Ursula Holliger, she completed her harp studies with a diploma for orchestral musicians.

Since then she has worked as a freelance harpist in various orchestras and theaters in northern Germany, including the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra in Herford and the Staatstheater Braunschweig.

In addition, she devotes herself to chamber music in various formations and to performing as a soloist.

Ralph Topsch

Ralph Töpsch, born in Bangkok/ Thailand, received his first flute lessons at the age of 10 at the Braunschweig Music School Shochov. Further studies followed at the music academies in Hanover and Würzburg, with Matthias Perl   and Prof. Hermann Klemeyer.

Ralph Töpsch received various orchestra engagements, including at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, with the "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford", the "Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra" and the "Hanover State Opera". Hanover, the Bremen Philharmonic and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

He is a member of various chamber ensembles and has been a lecturer at the Institute for Music in Osnabrück since  2018  .

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