Boulanger Trio - Piano trio

Boulanger Trio
- Piano trio
Karla Haltenwanger, Piano
Birgit Erz, Violin
Ilona Kindt, Violoncello
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Founded in Hamburg in 2006 by Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violin) and Ilona Kindt (violoncello), the trio is now based in Berlin and Hamburg. In 2007 the ensemble won the 4th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway, followed by the Rauhe Prize for Modern Chamber Music in 2008. The ensemble has received musical guidance from Hatto Beyerle, Menahem Pressler and Alfred Brendel.

In the past years, the trio has gained an excellent reputation in the world of chamber music and was invited to prestigious venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Wigmore Hall London and Philharmonie Berlin. The musicians also regularly appear at festivals like the Schleswig- Holstein Musik Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Dialoge at Mozarteum Salzburg, Ultraschall in Berlin and the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker. In 2009 they gave their debut with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at Philharmonie Berlin with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

The 2020/21 season begins with a performance at the Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" in Bolzano together with the bariton Andrè Schuen and is followed by a musical evening at the Moosbrand Festival under the title “People in Landscapes – Sentiment of Nature”, accompanied by readings on the subject of nature. Afterwards the Boulanger Trio performs at the Weidener Max-Reger-Tage and Saitenspiel Wuppertal, moderated by Raphael Amed. Appearances at the Florian-Waldeck-Saal in Mannheim and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien follow. Together with the clarinetist Sebastian Manz, the trio will be guests at the Wolfgangsaal Regensburg with works by Fauré, Rabl and Messiaen.

The season is also caracterized by their tenth CD called Teach me, which will be released almost exactly on the 15th trio birthday in early 2021. On the album, the musicians dedicate themselves to the students of their namesake Nadia Boulanger and play a highly varied program of works by Jean Françaix, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones and Astor Piazzolla.

 

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Boulanger Trio - Bozen (ITA)

Together with Andrè Schuen (Bariton)

Works by Beethoven, Martin und Britten

Location: Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi"

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Boulanger Trio - Moosbrand Festival

Together with Thomas Peters, Hans von Trotha, Alexander Košenina und Christoph Luser (Schauspieler)

Works by Beethoven

Location: Stiftung Nantesbuch, Langes Haus

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Ilona Kindt und Birgit Erz - Möhnesee

Together with Ulrich Noethen und Helene Grass (Schauspieler)

Works by  Bach, Ysaÿe, Cerha u.a.

Location: Hof Schulte-Drüggelte, Möhnesee

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Boulanger Trio - Zorneding

Together with Christina Fassbender (flute)

Works by Beethoven

 

Boulanger Trio - Weiden in der Oberpfalz

Works by Copland, Beethoven und Reger

Location: Max-Reger-Halle Weiden in der Oberpfalz

Boulanger Trio - Mainz

Location: Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

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Boulanger Trio - Wuppertal

Works by Beethoven, Boulanger und Schubert

Location: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Mendelssohn Saal

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Boulanger Trio - Regensburg

Together with Sebastian Manz (Klarinette)

Works by Fauré, Rabl und Messiaen

Location: Gymnasium der Regensburger Domspatzen, Wolfgangsaal

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Boulanger Trio - Wien (AUT)

Cerha - 5 movements for violin, violoncello und piano

Location: Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Magna Auditorium / Gläserner Saal

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Boulanger Trio - Ahlen

Together with actor Johann von Bülow

Location: Shim Sham Ahlen Eventa Zeche Westfalen

Founded in Hamburg in 2006 by Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violin) and Ilona Kindt (violoncello), the trio is now based in Berlin and Hamburg. In 2007 the ensemble won the 4th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway, followed by the Rauhe Prize for Modern Chamber Music in 2008. The ensemble has received musical guidance from Hatto Beyerle, Menahem Pressler and Alfred Brendel.

In the past years, the trio has gained an excellent reputation in the world of chamber music and was invited to prestigious venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Wigmore Hall London and Philharmonie Berlin. The musicians also regularly appear at festivals like the Schleswig- Holstein Musik Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Dialoge at Mozarteum Salzburg, Ultraschall in Berlin and the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker. In 2009 they gave their debut with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at Philharmonie Berlin with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

The 2020/21 season begins with a performance at the Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" in Bolzano together with the bariton Andrè Schuen and is followed by a musical evening at the Moosbrand Festival under the title “People in Landscapes – Sentiment of Nature”, accompanied by readings on the subject of nature. Afterwards the Boulanger Trio performs at the Weidener Max-Reger-Tage and Saitenspiel Wuppertal, moderated by Raphael Amed. Appearances at the Florian-Waldeck-Saal in Mannheim and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien follow. Together with the clarinetist Sebastian Manz, the trio will be guests at the Wolfgangsaal Regensburg with works by Fauré, Rabl and Messiaen.

The season is also caracterized by their tenth CD called Teach me, which will be released almost exactly on the 15th trio birthday in early 2021. On the album, the musicians dedicate themselves to the students of their namesake Nadia Boulanger and play a highly varied program of works by Jean Françaix, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones and Astor Piazzolla.

In addition to works of the classical and romantic period, the commitment to contemporary music is an important focus within the trio’s repertoire. The ensemble is collaborating with some of today’s foremost composers including Wolfgang Rihm, Johannes Maria Staud, Friedrich Cerha, Toshio Hosokawa and Matthias Pintscher. They also regularly appear with chamber music partners like Nils Mönkemeyer, viola and Sebastian Manz, clarinet. In 2011, the trio started its own concert series, the Boulangerie, in Hamburg and Berlin. At every one of these concerts, a classical composition is performed alongside a piece of contemporary music. The composer of the contemporary work is always present at the concert and talks with the three musicians about his or her oeuvre.

The range of the Boulanger Trio’s wide repertoire has been documented on seven CDs: their new “Solitaires” CD featuring short pieces for piano trio as well as a portrait CD with chamber music by the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha were released in January and February 2016 on Avi Music. Their Beethoven CD which was released on Hänssler Profil has won the prestigious Supersonic Award in Luxembourg. Also released on Hänssler Profil were the 2012 CD with compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich and Peteris Vasks, which was also awarded a Supersonic, and the 2011 recording of works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Arnold Schoenberg, which won the Excellentia Award in Luxembourg. Two earlier recordings featuring works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Rihm and the German first recording of Lili Boulanger’s works appeared on the label ARS Produktion.

The ensemble is named after the sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger, whose exceptional personalities and uncompromising devotion to music continue to be a great source of inspiration to the trio.

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ECMA Boulanger Trio MDW

Boulanger Trio

Wolfgang Rihm: Fremde Szene III (Boulanger Trio)

Peteris Vasks - Episodi e canto perpetuo 1 - 3

Charles Ives: Piano Trio, II. TSIAJ (Boulanger Trio)

Tchaikovsky - Juon

Paul Juon: Litaniae, Tondichtung for piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 70
Pjotr Ilych Tschaikowsky: Trio for piano , Violin and Cello a-Moll, Op. 50

Label: CAvi-Music
LC: LC15080
Distribution: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
EAN: 4260085534012
Release: 31.08.2018


Beethoven Lieder

together with Andrè Schuen

Label: CAvi-Music
LC: LC15080
Distribution: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
EAN: 4260085533770
Release: 14.07.2017


Kammermusik von Friedrich Cerha

Works by Friedrich Cerha

Label: CAvi-Music
LC: LC15080
Distribution: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
EAN: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
Release: 12.02.2016


Solitaries

Pianotrios by Bonis, Grieg, Bloch, Enescu, Pärt, Suk, Schubert, Henze & Boulanger.

Label: CAvi-Music
LC: LC15080
Distribution: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
EAN: 4260085533459
Release: 15.01.2016


Beethoven Klaviertrios

Ludwig van Beethoven:

10 Variations on Wenzel Müllers Song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu", Op. 121A
Pianotrio in B-Dur WoO39
Pianotrio Nr.7 in B-Dur, Op. 97 "Erzherzog"

Label: Profil
LC: LC13287
Distribution: Naxos
EAN: 0881488140156
Release: 14.07.2014


Canto Perpetuo

Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Klaviertrios Nr. 1 & 2
Pēteris Vasks: Episodi e Canto Perpetuo

Label: Profil
LC: LC13287
Distribution: Naxos
EAN: 0881488120455
Release: 03.09.2012


Brahms, Liszt, Schönberg

Johannes Brahms: Trio in c-Moll op.101
Franz Liszt: Tristia
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (bearb.Eduard Steuermann)

Label: Profil
LC: LC13287
Distribution: Naxos
EAN: 0881488110425
Release: 24.10.2011


French Piano Trios

Pianotrios by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Boulanger

Label: Ars Produktion
LC: Ars Produktion
Distribution: Ars Produktion
EAN: 4260052380451
Release: 04.06.2010


Schumann, Schumann, Rihm

Pianotrios by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann und Wolfgang Rihm

Label: Ars Produktion
LC: LC06900
Distribution: Note1
EAN: 4260052380482
Release: 01.06.2009