Vimbayi Kaziboni
Vimbayi Kaziboni © Jörg Baumann
Dietmar Wiesner
Dietmar Wiesner © Andreas Etter
Valentín Garvie © Andreas Etter
Hermann Kretzschmar © Andreas Etter
Rainer Römer
Rainer Römer (c) Andreas Etter
Imke Frank
Imke Frank © Regula Muedespacher


Vimbayi Kaziboni was born in Zimbabwe. His young and versatile career has taken him across the globe to performances in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uzbekistan, performing at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Furthermore, he has worked directly with many of the leading composers of the day that include Helmut Lachenmann, Olga Neuwirth, George Benjamin, Matthias Pintscher, Heiner Goebbels, Morton Subtonick, Nicolaus A. Huber, among many others.
A specialist of 20th-21st Century music, Mr. Kaziboni has worked extensively with two of the world’s most renowned ensembles in the realm of contemporary music: Ensemble Modern (Germany) and Ensemble intercontemporain (France). In his role as conductor of the 2012-13 International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) Mr. Kaziboni led many critically lauded performances in venues and festivals across Germany, France and the Netherlands. Concurrently he served on numerous projects as Assistant Conductor of Ensemble Modern, covering the work of many renowned European conductors that include Peter Eötvos, Stephan Asbury, George Benjamin and Jörg Widman among many others. In September 2013 Mr. Kaziboni made his subscription debut conducting the Ensemble Modern on a program of Stockhausen and Eisler on the 2013-14 season opening concert of the Happy New Ears concert series at Oper Frankfurt.




The Ensemble Modern (EM) is one of the world’s leading ensembles of Contemporary Music. Currently, the EM is comprised of 20 soloists from ten countries. The Ensemble Modern gives approximately 100 concerts each year at renowned festivals and outstanding venues worldwide and rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. The International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded in 2003 as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today. IEMA’s formats developed especially for specific target groups include the Master’s Degree course »Contemporary Music« for young professional musicians as well as international master courses, composition seminars and school projects.


Woodwind (Dietmar Wiesner, flute)

Brass (Valentín Garvie, trumpet)

Piano (Hermann Kretzschmar, Klavier)

Percussion (Rainer Römer, Schlagzeug)

Strings (Imke Frank, Violoncello)

Moderation Workshop (Anne Kußmaul)