The Atem Ensemble, based in Timișoara (Romania), was formed in 2013, with the primary goal to promote, in various chamber formations, the modern and contemporary musical repertoire. Its members had the privilege to collaborate with esteemed musicians such as cellist Alexandra Guțu and pianist Sorin Petrescu.
The ensemble made its debut in June 2013, playing modern French music at the Jecza Gallery, in Timișoara. Later that year, it participated in artistic events dedicated to the late Romanian composer Aurel Stroe, performing chamber works of his at the Banatul Philharmonic in Timișoara, during the Enescu-Bartók Music Days, at the 5th edition of the "Aurel Stroe" International Festival in Bușteni and at the National University of Music in Bucharest. In October 2013, Valentina Verlan and Victor Părău offered an evening of French lieder at the Suțu Palace in Bucharest. In April 2014 , the famous Quartet for the end of time ( Quatuor pour la fin du Temps ) by Olivier Messiaen was played in the following formula: Cristina Constantin, Cosmin Hărșian, Victor Andrei Părău and cellist Alexandra Guțu, within "Timișoara Muzicală" International Festival. In September 2014 Atem Ensemble took part in the opening concert within "Intrada" New Music Festival; in October, cellist Alexandra Guțu, conductor Cezar Verlan and Atem Ensemble, along with Italian accordionist Luca Piovesan interpreted contemporary music pieces during the first edition of "Timsonia" Music Festival.
Atem Ensemble performed first auditions of the following works : The Prophet- on beauty for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano by Gabriel Mălăncioiu ; Commento for violin, piano and electronics, by Luigi Pizzaleo ; Hymn for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin and piano by Ciprian Ion ; Quetzalcoatl for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, by Gabriel Almași .