Complementarity is our vibrancy – and the title of our second album, released in March 2024. The works of the orchestra members are full of multi-layered experiences and reflections and represent the unique liveliness of the Bridges sound. They include soloist Lázló Fenyö, Violoncello (winner of the International Pablo Casals Competition), Bar Avni (1st Prize La Maestra, Paris 2024), und Harish Shankar (designated General Music Director of the Schleswig-Holstein State Theatre in Flensburg).

Complementarity was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award 02/2024 in the category of Crossover Productions.     

About Complementarity

„All compositions are clearly rooted in a tradition and are very biographically influenced. During rehearsals, the many sound cultures meet and cross-fertilize each other – and in this dialogue lies the invisible common thread of our music.“

Harish Shankar, conductor

„On the one hand, we have a variety of influences and, on the other, we have one big thing in common, and that is the friendly connections in the ensemble. That makes the music much more personal. It’s a veritable microcosm: everything comes from the ensemble for the ensemble and later also for the audience as an extension of the circle.“

Bar Avni, conductor

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Our debut album Identigration symbolises the enriching interrelationship between identity and integration and was honoured with the German Record Critics’ Award in the category of Crossover Productions (“List of the Best” 2/2021). Co-produced with hr2-kultur and conductors Harish Shankar, Nabil Shehata, and Gregor A. Mayrhofer, this album comprises works by our orchestra members.

What the jury says

„Twenty-eight instrumentalists from a variety of cultures make up the »Bridges – Musik verbindet« chamber orchestra. A stroke of luck for the audience that these often migratory paths crossed! […] The title piece translates the dialectic of identity and integration into a language of sound and rhythm that expands the heart when listening – coherent and full of surprises.“

20 € (CD in hardcover, plus shipping)


Both CDs for 45 €

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