Since 2012, LUDWIG has worked with around 300 individual musicians. The majority of these musicians expressed the wish to stay involved with the collective.
LUDWIG performed in cooperation with soloists such as Barbara Hannigan, Cristina Zavalloni, Christianne Stotijn, the Jussen brothers, Tania Kross, Remy van Kesteren, the Osiris Trio, Lucie Horsch, Rosanne van Santwijk and Rosanne Philippens. Both LUDWIG and these soloists look forward to future collaboration.
LUDWIG is most grateful for the opportunity to employ the expertise and business network of the Foundation for the promotion of Orchestra- and musical Ensemble Culture in the Netherlands (SOEN), which was founded at the same time as LUDWIG. Former artistic director of The Royal Concertgebouw Anneke Hogenstijn, former director of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Kees Dijk, financial controller at Greenchoice Hans van Hoeij and musician Laurens Otto constitute the board of LUDWIG.
LUDWIG plays at prime music venues such as Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam, and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, but also at several (inter)national festivals, in living rooms, at open-air theaters and even the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.
LUDWIG’s office is set in the seventeenth century sacristan’s house of the Zuiderkerk church in Amsterdam. The church itself, only one door down from the office, functions as the collective’s experimental garden, where concerts, public rehearsals and lectures are held.
In July 2015, LUDWIG received a grant from the prestigious, governmental funding program The Art of Impact. In its research project ‘LUDWIG and the Brain’, LUDWIG develops innovative implementations for music that have a positive effect on the wellbeing and education of specific audiences in cooperation with leading scientists.
LUDWIG received the ‘De Ovatie 2014’ (Standing Ovation Award) from the Dutch Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors for the most impressive achievement in the category classical music. The prize was awarded in LUDWIG’s first official season, for the concert ‘LUDWIG loves Barbara’ with Barbara Hannigan, held on April 5th 2014. The jury’s report explicitly mentions the much-discussed entrance of LUDWIG to the Dutch stage. A follow-up, named ‘Barbara loves LUDWIG’, was one of the feature concerts during the Festival of Flanders in Gent, Belgium, September 2015.