Boulanger Trio - piano trio

Boulanger Trio
- Klavier Trio

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

 

Contact:
Antonia Paulus
Tel.: +49 (0)5121 9990767

 

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 - Gailingen

Clara Schumann  Trio g-Moll op. 17
Paul Juon  Litaniae op. 70
Robert Schumann  Trio F-Dur op. 80

Boulanger Trio - Minden

Mel Bonis  Soir et Matin op. 76
Elfrida Andrée  Klaviertrio Nr. 2 g-Moll
Lili Boulanger  D’un soir triste
Lili Boulanger  D’un matin de printemps
Clara Schumann  Trio g-Moll op. 17

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Location: LWL-Preußenmuseum

Boulanger Trio - Rottenburg am Neckar

Clara Schumann  Trio g-Moll op. 17
Toshio Hosokawa  Trio (2013)
Friedrich Cerha  Nachtstück
Maurice Ravel  Trio a-Moll

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Location: Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer

Boulanger Trio - Berlin

mit Karin Solana und Onur Gümrükçü (Tanz)
Astor Piazzolla gewidmet

Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
Johann Sebastian Bach  Triosonate aus dem Musikalischen Opfer BWV 1079
Alberto Ginastera  Danza de la Moza Dolorosa
Nadia Boulanger  Drei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier
Sergei Rachmaninow Trio élégiaque Nr. 1 g-Moll
Astor Piazzolla Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (mit Tanz)

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Location: Maison de France

Boulanger Trio - Hamburg

Boulangerie gemeinsam mit Karin Solana und Onur Gümrükçü (Tanz)
Astor Piazzolla gewidmet

Astor Piazzolla  Oblivion
Johann Sebastian Bach Triosonate aus dem Musikalischen Opfer BWV 1079
Alberto Ginastera  Danza de la Moza Dolorosa
Nadia Boulanger  Drei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier
Sergei Rachmaninow Trio élégiaque Nr. 1 g-Moll
Astor Piazzolla  Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas

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Location: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Boulanger Trio - Izmir (TR)

Clara Schumann  Trio g-Moll op. 17
Paul Juon  Litaniae op. 70
Robert Schumann  Trio F-Dur op. 80

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Location: Ephesus Odeon, 33rd International Izmir Festival

Boulanger Trio - Hamm

Tucholsky in Schweden
Lesung aus dem Roman „Schloss Gripsholm” von Kurt Tucholsky
mit Johann von Bülow

Elfrida Andrée Klaviertrio c-Moll
Ludvig Norman  aus dem Klaviertrio h-Moll op. 38

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Location: Schloss Heessen

Boulanger Trio - Nieheim

Wege durch das Land
A sentimental Journey
Eine kommentierte Reise unter die Hirnschale der Empfindsamkeit
mit Ulrich Noethen und Hans von Trotha (Lesung)

Musik:
Robert Schumann  aus Fantasiestücke op. 88
Astor Piazzolla  aus Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
Arvo Pärt  Mozart-Adagio
Robert Schumann aus Trio d-Moll op. 63

Text:
Jean Paul  Biographische Belustigungen unter der Gehirnschale einer Riesin
Laurence Sterne  Leben und Ansichten von Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Laurence Sterne  Yoricks empfindsame Reise durch Frankreich und Italien
Laurence Sterne Journal to Eliza

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Location: Gut Holzhausen

Boulanger Trio - Iserlohn-Rheinen

Clara Schumann Trio g-Moll op. 17
Robert Schumann  Phantasiestücke op. 88
Antonín Dvorák  Trio e-Moll op. 90 „Dumky“

Boulanger Trio - Cluj-Napoca (ROU)

“Transylvania” Philharmonic Orchestra Cluj-Napoca
Lera Auerbach, Dirigentin

Lera Auerbach  Serenade for a melancholic sea für Klaviertrio und Kammerorchester
Lera Auerbach / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Zweifacher Traum für Violine, Klavier und Kammerorchester

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Location: Enescu Festival

Boulanger Trio - Bukarest (ROU)

“Transylvania” Philharmonic Orchestra Cluj-Napoca
Lera Auerbach, Dirigentin

Lera Auerbach  Serenade for a melancholic sea für Klaviertrio und Kammerorchester
Lera Auerbach / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Zweifacher Traum für Violine, Klavier und Kammerorchester

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Location: Radio Hall, Enescu Festival

Boulanger Trio - Hamburg

mit Johannes Maria Staud

Location: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

Boulanger Trio - Berlin

mit Johannes Maria Staud

Antonín Dvorák Trio f-Moll op. 65
Johannes Maria Staud  Terra fluida (2019, dem Boulanger Trio gewidmet)

Location: Maison de France

Boulanger Trio - Basel (CHE)

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

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.

Changes and alterations require prior consultation with Grunau Musik Management.

 

@ 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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