Annelien Van Wauwe: I feel so pleased that Carousel can offer such a wide range of chamber music repertoire. During festivals and concerts I meet many wonderful musicians and experience unique artistic moments with them. The rehearsal time for chamber music concerts is often rather short. As masterpieces need time to grow and mature, I want to give more time to invest in continuity, engagement and renewal. As part of “Carousel Ensemble” it will now be possible to aim for even more sophisticated and innovative performances

Samuel Nemtanu: The European identity of the ensemble is the core of Carousel’s artistic concept. The musicians’ different cultural backgrounds and their personal visions enrich their common musical interpretation. It is also our aim to commission new pieces written for the ensemble by collaborating with internationally renowned Belgian composers