il faut continuer

Where we're going - Upcoming Concerts


28th of April 2015 - SurPlus Kreisbahnen

13th of June 2015 - „Dian Red Kechil International Young Composers Residency“ Singapore

21st of August 2015 - Summer Academy Schloss Solitude

29th of September 2015 - Solitude in E-Werk

15th of December 2015 - Trio SurPlus


31st of January 2016 - Libeskind Cycle



Welcome to Ensemble SurPlus’s new homepage

Il faut continuer (It must go on)

Retaining and restructuring

A time of upheaval

After a phase of upheaval Ensemble SurPlus is releasing its newly designed homepage.

The death of its founder, artistic director, pianist, conductor and friend James Avery in March 2009, left bewilderment, and deep sorrow amongst us all. This occurrence was felt deeply and has left its mark both within and outside of the ensemble.

After months of searching, renewing and restructuring, which far from being completed, Ensemble SurPlus is committed to presenting its creativity and musical potential for New Music and its dedicated public.

The decision to keep our promise regarding James Avery’s wish that Ensemble surplus should continue, was simple. In spite of all the changes that have become necessary, we wish to keep James’s optimism, integrity, integrative capabilities and his openness towards anything new. Who would have thought that one of the works we performed in our first concert that had the title- il faut continuer –(it must go on), would become our leitmotiv for Ensemble SurPlus?

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NMZ article James Avery