Johannes Pramsohler

Instruments: Baroque violin | Director

The real surprise comes from the orchestra pit where Johannes Pramsohler conducts his Ensemble Diderot with a refinement worthy of the greatest.” LE FIGARO

Holding a PhD in Historically Informed Performance from the Royal Academy of Music and with an extensive discography acclaimed by international critics, Johannes Pramsohler is currently one of the most creative forces in the Early Music scene.

Born in South Tyrol and now living in Paris, he trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Salzburg Mozarteum and has become one of the most versatile representatives of the profession, alternating his roles as artistic director and leader of Ensemble Diderot, with that as a guest both as a soloist and as a conductor at the head of numerous groups.

As concertmaster, Johannes has collaborated with Concerto Köln, The King’s Consort, Le Concert d’Astrée, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and as a guest of the Berlin Philharmonic with its early music ensemble Concerto Melante. As a soloist, Johannes has performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, the Taiwan Baroque Orchestra, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, and Darmstädter Barocksolisten, performing in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, ​​and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

As a conductor, Johannes directed more than thirty performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas throughout France and a critically acclaimed production of the opera Croesus by Reinhard Keiser at the Théâtre de l‘Athénée in Paris. His most recent conducting engagement took him to Buenos Aires for a staged production of Handel’s Theodora at the Teatro Colón.

Since 2008, Johannes has had the honour of owning Reinhard Goebel’s violin, a P. G. Rogeri made in 1713.

©Mathew Brookes