Welcome to the

ensemble XX. jahrhundert​


The exxj, wurde 1971 von Peter Burwik gegründet mit dem Ziel, die Musik des 20. Jahr­hunderts bekannt zu machen und das Gegenwarts­schaffen zu fördern. Unter diesem Aspekt wurden und werden zahlreiche Kompositionsaufträge an in- und aus­ländische Komponist*innen vergeben.

Next to the repertoire of the 2nd Viennese school – a permanent focus of the ensemble – its aesthetic range reaches from representatives of classical modernity to significant exponents of innovative contemporary music. Artists such as Steve Reich, Vinko Globokar, Morton Feldman, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Kaija Saariaho or Emanuel Nunes have been presented to the Viennese audience in portrait-concerts for the first time.

Upcoming Concert

Monday, 18.05.2020 Postponed
MuseumsQuartier, Architekturzentrum


Qin Wenchen: Wind lament
Michael Gordon: The Sad Park
Manuela Kerer: Dentro (UA) 2020
Wolfgang Liebhart: VAN (UA) 2020

Concerts 2020

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Peter Burwik

Artistic Director

Austrian conductor, born in Hamburg / Germany, studied conducting with legendary teacher Hans Swarowsky, a student of Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern, at the Vienna Music Academy.

Peter Burwik

Ensemble Members