The David Orlowsky Trio is the 2008 ECHO Classical Prizewinner in the category “Classical without Boundaries.” The musicians received this award for their highly-calibred and innovative CD-debut Noema, which appeared on SONY CLASSICAL in 2007. David Orlowsky counts among the most extraordinary clarinettists of his generation. Together with bassist and composer Florian Dohrmann, he founded the David Orlowsky Trio in 1997, that now also features Jens-Uwe Popp on the guitar. The distinctive sound of the Ensemble is especially influenced by the compositions of Orlowsky and Dohrmann. The ECHO Classical category “Classical without Boundaries” is an outstanding fit for the David Orlowsky Trio; the young musicians represent a highly cultivated and progressive style of music, which they title “chamber.world.music”. The ensemble takes what is often generically described as “world-music”, and elevates it to a level of consummate Art-music, in which realm the trio feels consciously committed to the highest international standards of chamber music. The musicians have defined new horizons, connecting folkloric clarity with harmonic and rhythmic complexity, thereby creating a soundscape of unmistakeable richness in colour. The empassioning result – already critically reviewed as “musical emotionality in its purest form” – brings the David Orlowsky Trio to regularly sold-out concert halls, thrilled reviews, and a steadily increasing following both at home and abroad. The David Orlowsky Trio has performed at the major festivals, including the Lucerne Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein and the Rheingau music festivals, as well as the “Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele”. The trio was nominated for German Record Critic’s Award, and is now one of the ensembles leading the direction of new world music.