“... let us begin and create in idea a State; and yet a true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention.” (Plato, The Republic)


Most great things are created or come into being because of necessity. The need to present uncompromising, diverse and fearless chamber music on the highest level is what sparked the creation of ensemble paladino. ensemble paladino is a mixed group of string, wind and keyboard players based throughout Central Europe. All renowned soloists, recording artists and pedagogues in their own right, ensemble paladino draws upon the rich experiences of each player, making it both a democratic and organic structure. A critical component to the ensembles existence is its programming. Because of its flexible nature, ensemble paladino prides itself on its mobility. Each player has the privilege of working together in many different constellations, therefore allowing for dynamic programming. Besides being a performing body, ensemble paladino presents educational concerts, master classes and composer workshops throughout the European Union.


After a wonderful 2014/15 season at the ORF Radio Kulturhaus, ensemble paladino has its home now at the Bank Austria Salon at the Altes Rathaus inVienna and is our playground built upon the necessity of communal music and decision making and we happily invite listeners and music lovers from all over to share in the fun.