Boulanger Trio - Piano trio

Boulanger Trio
- Klavier Trio

Karla Haltenwanger, piano
Birgit Erz, violin
Ilona Kindt, cello

 

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Formed in Hamburg in 2006 by Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violin) and Ilona Kindt (cello), the trio is now based in Berlin. Already 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.

In the past years, the trio has gained an excellent reputation in the world of chamber music, and it was invited to prestigious venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Wigmore Hall London and Philharmonie Berlin.

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.

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.

Boulanger Trio - Hamburg

Stücke von Schumann u.a.

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Location: Forum für Wirtschaft und Kultur

Boulanger Trio - Basel (CH)

Dmitrij Schostakowitsch  Trio Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 8
Frédéric Chopin  Trio g-Moll op. 8
Mieczyslaw Weinberg  Klaviertrio a-Moll op. 24

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Location: Oekolampad

Boulanger Trio - Hamburg

Stücke von Beethoven u.a.

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Location: Speicher am Kaufhauskanal

Boulanger Trio - Berlin

Lili Boulanger, Nocturne und Cortège für Violine und Klavier
Gabriel Fauré, Trio d-Moll op.120
Lili Boulanger, D’un soir triste
Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps
Camille Saint-Saëns, Trio e-Moll op. 92

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Location: Zitadelle Spandau

Boulanger Trio - Gent (BE)

Lili Boulanger, Nocturne und Cortège für Violine und Klavier
Nadia Boulanger, Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano
Gabriel Fauré, Trio d-Moll op.120
Lili Boulanger, D’un soir triste
Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps
Philip Glass, Head on (1967)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Trio e-Moll op. 92

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Location: Handelsbeurs Concertzaal

Boulanger Trio - Basel (CH)

Paul Juon, Litaniae op. 70 cis-Moll
Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Trio Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 8
Peter I. Tschaikowsky, Trio a-Moll op. 50

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Location: Konservatorium

Boulanger Trio - Hamburg

Ludwig van Beethoven, An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Frank Martin, Trio über irische Volksweisen
Benjamin Britten, Four Folk Songs
Ludwig van Beethoven, Schottische Lieder op. 108 (Auswahl)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Irische Lieder WoO 152 (Auswahl)
mit Andrè Schuen, Bariton

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Location: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Boulanger Trio - Bozen (IT)

Ludwig van Beethoven, An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Frank Martin, Trio über irische Volksweisen
Benjamin Britten, Four Folk Songs
Ludwig van Beethoven, Schottische Lieder op. 108 (Auswahl)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Irische Lieder WoO 152 (Auswahl)
mit Andrè Schuen, Bariton

 

Location: Conservatorio “Claudio Monteverdi”

Boulanger Trio - Gauting

Ludwig van Beethoven, Zehn Variationen über das Lied „Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu“ von Wenzel Müller für Klaviertrio G-Dur op. 121a „Kakadu-Variationen“
Benjamin Britten, Four Folk Songs
Frank Martin, Trio über irische Volksweisen
Ludwig van Beethoven, Schottische Lieder op. 108 (Auswahl)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Irische Lieder WoO 152 (Auswahl)
mit Andrè Schuen, Bariton

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Location: Bosco

Boulanger Trio - Kaubeuren

Ludwig van Beethoven, Zehn Variationen über das Lied „Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu“ von Wenzel Müller für Klaviertrio G-Dur op. 121a „Kakadu-Variationen“
Benjamin Britten, Four Folk Songs
Frank Martin, Trio über irische Volksweisen
Ludwig van Beethoven, Schottische Lieder op. 108 (Auswahl)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Irische Lieder WoO 152 (Auswahl)
mit Andrè Schuen, Bariton

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Location: Stadtsaal

Boulanger Trio - Stuttgart

Ludwig van Beethoven, Zehn Variationen über das Lied „Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu“ von Wenzel Müller für Klaviertrio G-Dur op. 121a „Kakadu-Variationen“
Benjamin Britten, Four Folk Songs
Frank Martin, Trio über irische Volksweisen
Ludwig van Beethoven, Schottische Lieder op. 108 (Auswahl)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Irische Lieder WoO 152 (Auswahl)
mit Andrè Schuen, Bariton

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Location: Liederhalle, Mozart-Saal

The German newspaper Die Welt described a performance of the Boulanger Trio as “irresistible”, while Wolfgang Rihm wrote in a letter: “To be interpreted in this way is surely the great dream of every composer.”

Formed in Hamburg in 2006 by Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violin) and Ilona Kindt (cello), the trio is now based in Berlin. Already 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 crucial 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 it 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 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 Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha were released in January and Februar 2016 on Avi Music. Their Beethoven CD which was released on Hänssler Profil has won the prestiguos 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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@ Steven Haberland

Boulangerie with Johannes Maria Staud

Pjotr Ilitsch Tschaikowsky, Trio a-Moll op. 50
Johannes Maria Staud, Zehn Miniaturen "Für Bálint András Varga"

Boulanger Trio playing Mozart, Brahms, Ives and Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm: Fremde Szene III
Das Boulanger Trio live in Hamburg im November 2009

 

Peteris Vasks - Episodi e canto perpetuo 1 - 3
Das Boulanger Trio live in Berlin im Oktober 2012
Charles Ives: Piano Trio, II. TSIAJ
Das Boulanger Trio live bei den Sommerlichen Musiktagen Hitzacker 2010

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