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canorus, Latin for warm, sonorous or simply melodious, is the credo of the young woodwind quintet, which, according to the press, has played its way into the ranks of established woodwind ensembles with its irrepressible joy of playing and precision.
The musicians are former members of the German National Youth Orchestra and founded the ensemble in 2009 as students of the Hanover and Weimar music academies.

They achieved their first major success in 2011 in Marseille, where they won the 6th International Henri Tomasi Competition and the Haynes Special Prize, beating off international competition.
Shortly thereafter, they won the selection process of the Villa musica Foundation, with which the musicians have since enjoyed close cooperation as scholarship holders.
The five wind players were also successful at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition in 2013 and were awarded first prize in the wind ensemble category.
This was followed by a scholarship at the German Music Competition and the associated acceptance into the renowned Federal Selection of Concerts of Young Artists, as well as a special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work and the Jeunesses Musicales sponsorship prize at the 63rd ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2014.

The ensemble has worked intensively with university professors such as Christian Wetzel, Andrea Lieberknecht and Martin Spangenberg, and master classes with Georg Klütsch, Johannes Peitz and Klaus Thunemann, among others, round out their musical training.

Their concert activities have already taken them to France, Italy and Germany, where they have given guest performances at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Mozartsommer Schloss Salem, the Mainzer Musiksommer and the Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte, among others.
Radio broadcasts by SWR, BR and Deutschlandradio document their artistic work.