Boulanger Trio - Piano trio

Boulanger Trio
- piano trio


Karla Haltenwanger, piano 
Birgit Erz, violin 
Ilona Kindt, violoncello
 
Contact:
Antonia Paulus
 
+49 17664689202
+49(0)5121 7558456

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 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

Boulanger Trio - Hamm

Werke von Astor Piazzolla, Antonín Dvořák und Ernest Bloch

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Location: Lokschuppen 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 SchleswigHolstein 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.
 
In season 2019/2020 the Boulanger Trio will be performing at the festival Kasseler Musiktage, playing the premiere of the composition Terra Fluida, dedicated to the trio by the composer Johannes Maria Staud himself. Further performances will be given in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Maison de France Berlin. On a tour with the rising star baritone Andrè Schuen the Trio will perform in Bosco, Feuchtwangen, Gauting, Kaufbeuren and at the prestigious festival Kissinger Sommer. Moreover, they will be guest in the Handelsbeurs Concertzaal Gent, in Bozen, Stuttgart as well as of the Chamber music societies in Basel und Bern.
 
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. 

Changes and alterations require prior consultation with Grunau & Paulus Music Management.

 

@ Steven Haberland

With Johannes Maria Staud

P. I. Tschaikowsky: Trio a minor Op. 50
J. M. Staud: Zehn Miniaturen "Für Bálint András Varga"

Works by Mozart, Brahms, Ives and Rihm

W. Rihm: Fremde Szene III
 
P. Vasks: Episodi e canto perpetuo 1 - 3
Charles Ives: Piano Trio, II. TSIAJ

Tchaikovsky - Juon

Paul Juon
Litaniae for piano, violin and cello, op. 70

Pjotr Ilych Tschaikowsky
Trio for piano, violin and cello a-minor, op. 50


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

Beethoven songs

Ludwig van Beethoven
Songs

With Andrè Schuen


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

Chamber music by Friedrich Cerha

Friedrich Cerha


Five Movements for Piano trio (2007)

Rhapsody for violin and piano (2001)

Three pieces for cello and piano (2013)

6 Inventions for violin and cello (2005/06)

Nachtstück, from: trio for violin, cello and piano (2005)

 

Label: CAvi-Music
LC: LC15080
Distribution: HELIKON HARMONIA MUNDI GmbH
EAN: 4260085533473
Release: 12.02.2016

Solitaries

Piano trios 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 Müller's song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu", Op. 121A

Piano trio in B-flat major, WoO39

Piano trio No.7 in B-flat major, op. 97 "Archduke"

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

Canto Perpetuo

Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Piano trios No. 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-minor, op.101

Franz Liszt

Tristia

Arnold Schönberg

Verklärte Nacht (arr. Eduard Steuermann)

 

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

French Piano Trios

Piano trios by Saint-Saëns, Fauré und Boulanger

Label: Ars Produktion
LC: LC06900
Distribution: Note1
EAN: 4260052380451
Release: 04.06.2010

Schumann, Schumann, Rihm

Piano trios by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann und Wolfgang Rihm

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


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