Welcome to the

ensemble XX. jahrhundert​


The exxj, the soloist-ensemble, founded by Peter Burwik in 1971, guarantees the highest standards associated with ‘Viennese musical culture’ worldwide. Its aim is to make music of the 20th century known and to support contemporary creative work in the 21st century. For that purpose, several domestic and foreign composers have been and continue to be commissioned.

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.

Neue Werke für das exxj bei Wien Modern
ORF-Radiosendung über das Konzert des exxj am 15. November 2021, gestaltet von Walter Weidringer:

Upcoming Concert

Montag, 15. November 2021, 19:30 Uhr
Wiener Konzerthaus – Mozart-Saal, in Kooperation mit Wien Modern


Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert für Klavier und Geige mit dreizehn Bläsern

Tanja Elisa Glinsner: „Läuft mein Hirn so viele leere Kreise“ (2021, UA, Kompositionsauftrag des exxj)

Johannes Maria Staud: „Listen, Revolution“ (2021, UA, Kompositionsauftrag des exxj – dotiert aus mitteln des BMKÖS und Peter Burwik sowie Wien Modern und Ensemble; gefördert von der Stadt Wien)

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