The Melos Ethos Ensemble was created by the Slovak Music Information centre in 2005, in order to have a core ensemble for the annual new music festival “Melos Ethos Festival” - but it was soon decided that the ensemble should also do regular concerts between the festivals, and thus a new permanent contemporary ensemble was born. Today the ensemble, consisting of a string quintet, a woodwind quintet, trumpet, trombone, percussion instruments and piano, plays the double role as promoters of the festival and advocates of contemporary Slovak Music. The ensemble does play music from outside Slovakia though, and aims to have an international core repertoire of contemporary music. Melos Ethos frequently works together with Slovak composers, and occasionally with composers from the neighbouring Poland.
Year of foundation
Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings (bow), Strings (plucked), Woodwinds
Music Centre Slovakia, Michalská 10