Doors open: 8:30 p.m., Screening starts: 9:00 p.m.
Ekkehard Wölk is a pianist and composer who has worked in both classical and jazz idioms for a quarter of a century. His numerous live concerts have taken him to renowned festivals in Germany and abroad, such as the Bachfest Leipzig, MDR Musiksommer, the Bachtage and Mozartfest in Würzburg, and the Kurt Weill-Fest in Dessau. His piano trio has played at the International Jazz Festival in New Delhi and the Jazzkaar Festival in Tallinn, and has made several highly acclaimed concert appearances at the Mariinsky Theater and the Glinka Philharmonic in St. Petersburg at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut. His concerts are broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, rbb, and Bayerischer Rundfunk. His albums include “Reflections on Mozart” (2006), “The Berlin Album” (2016), and “Another kind of Faith” (2017). For many years, Wölk has accompanied silent movies as a soloist or with an ensemble, for example at “Berlin-Babylon. Das Stummfilmfestival” (Berlin-Babylon. The Silent Film Festival), the UFA Film Nights in Brussels, and the Zeughaus cinema in Berlin.
The musicians have given themselves the name “Ensemble Ancien Régime” especially for their musical accompaniment of MADAME DUBARRY during the UFA Film Nights, as a reference to the historical theme of this UFA silent movie classic. The Ensemble Ancien Régime musicians have been working together for well over ten years, mainly in various jazz ensembles as well as on joint classical music-inspired and cross-genre projects.