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gmp Musitecture # 89 

"A feast of colour in rhythm and sound" -Bolulanger Trio 


gmp Musitecture
A feast of colour in rhythm and sound
Boulanger Trio:
Karla Haltenwanger
Birgit Erz
Ilona Kindt
Thursday 3 May 2012,
19:30 hours
gmp Hamburg, Völckersstrasse 14-20

Die Welt newspaper referred to a performance by the Boulanger Trio as "irresistible", and Wolfgang Rihm wrote in his letter: "It must be every composer’s dream to hear his work performed like this."

The Trio was formed in Hamburg in 2006 and today the three musicians are based in Berlin. In 2007 they were already successful in winning the 4th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway and in 2008 they were awarded the Rauhe Prize for new chamber music. Some of the ensemble’s important teachers and mentors were Hatto Beyerle, Ferenc Rados, Niklas Schmidt, Menahem Pressler and Alfred Brendel.

Over the last few years the Trio has acquired an excellent reputation in the chamber music scene, with performances at important festivals such as the Heidelberger Frühling, the Sommerlichen Musiktage Hitzacker and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. The Boulanger Trio performs regularly in large concert halls such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall in London and at the Berliner Philharmonie.

The musicians not only perform the classical and romantic repertoire, but are also in demand for their performance of New Music. They work together with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Johannes Maria Staud, Jens Joneleit and Matthias Pintscher. The ensemble’s third CD, with works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Arnold Schönberg, was published by Profi l Hänssler at the end of 2011 and received the Excellentia award in Luxembourg. Two earlier recordings of the Boulanger Trio with works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Rihm, and of the German premiere of Lili Boulanger’s works were published by ARS Produktion.

The Trio is called after sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger who, with their exceptional personalities and uncompromising commitment to music, are an enormous source of inspiration.

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
Trio G major Op. 121a
“Kakadu” variations

Mauricio Kagel 1931–2008
Trio in three movements


Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
Trio C minor, Op. 101