Armand Angster’s repertoire as a soloist ranges from Mozart to the most recent contemporary pieces, 20th century music and musical improvisation.
Several composers have dedicated works to him (including Brian Ferneyhough, Pascal Dusapin, Georges Aperghis, Franco Donatoni, Marc Monnet, Philippe Manoury, James Dillon, François-Bernard Mâche, Ivan Fedele...).
He created the Ensemble Accroche Note together with Françoise Kubler (soprano), the ensemble that regularly performs in the greatest festivals and music events all over the world: Paris (Ircam, Présences Festival), Venice (Biennal), Berlin, London, Huddersfield, Strasbourg (Musica), Madrid, Oslo, Sao Paulo, Brussels, Saint Petersburg, Chicago, Stockholm, Parma (Traiettorie), Rome (Controtempo).
As a soloist, he regularly plays with the following ensembles and orchestras: Music Project (London), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Paris), New Ensemble (Amsterdam), Ensemble Recherche (Freiburg), Carme Di Milano, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWF Baden Baden, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia.
He also takes part in mixed jazz and improvised music projects which combine composition writing and improvisation.
Armand Angster also teaches masterclasses at the HEAR art school in Strasbourg. He conducts the Contemporary Ensemble of the Regional Conservatory of Strasbourg.
He recorded pieces with several music publishers: Accord, Etcetera, FMP Berlin, ENJA, Universal, L’empreinte Digitale, Nocturne, Naïve, Triton.
Photo credits: Johannes Barthelmes - Fred Apffel