Since the foundation in 2007, Spark has quickly risen from a surprisingly fresh indie chamber music ensemble to one of Germany’s most promising classical music exports. In summer 2011, Spark has been awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik in the category “classics without borders” for the debut album “Downtown Illusions”. With “Folk Tunes”, Spark presents its debut with Deutsche Grammophon. On this new album, the five musicians remain true to form. Once again, they create an exciting blend of old and new, transporting folk tunes into the twenty-first century with a radical new slant. The five virtuosos move effortlessly between the most diverse musical styles, combining the old masters and contemporary avant-garde, minimal music, captivating rhythms and film scores. Together they present a chamber music that ignites passion. Together they spark.