The Erlkings are the bridge between today’s beloved genre of acoustic Singer Songwriters and the great Lied composers of the past. The songs of masters like Schubert and Schumann are rediscovered through the lens of a modern musical vocabulary and given new life in the 21st century through lovingly crafted English translations. The unusual combination of voice, guitar, cello, tuba and drums makes for a whole new world of sound, offering even the most conservative art song expert a chance to enjoy this repertoire as though for the first time.
«As a life-long student of Schubert’s Lieder, I consider the Erlkings to be a most precious addition to his legacy.» Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, London 04/2016
«A full-frontal approach to Schubert. They endeavor to unfreeze art song from it’s long, frozen sleep.» Deutschland Radio 04/2017
«Schubert mit Suchtpotenzial» Mainpost 05/2017
“One rarely hears Schubert’s ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ performed with such creativity and competence.” Mainpost 05/2017
«Die Behutsamkeit mit der die Musiker hier agieren, entlockt den Kunstliedern eine berührende Intimität und Nähe zum Original, so dass selbst jene, die noch nie ein Schubert-Lied gehört haben, von der Musik fasziniert sind.» Frank Siebert, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival 02/2018
«What sounds like it would be a crossover nightmare to any classical music lover ends up being the most entertaining and exciting thing anyone’s done with Schubert in a long time.» Opernwelt 06/2017
«A group of dedicated, talented and inspiring young performers who really love Schubert. It’s a version in English for the 21st century, faithful to the original but…maybe you should come and hear for yourself.» Norman Shetler, acclaimed Lieder pianist 10/2017