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5 September 2020


Nine thousand six hundred nineteen!
That is the number that fills us with great gratitude. That is the number that enables us to realize a really beautiful heartfelt project. That’s the number that showed us how amazing it is to have an audience as loyal as you. We can assure you that you will all have so much pleasure and fun with our project. 9,619 € were raised in our crowdfunding campaign for our new CD recording!

1 July 2020

Start of the crowdfunding campaign

The Boulanger Trio’s tenth album is dedicated to Nadia Boulanger as an educator and portrays six of her students who couldn’t be more different: Jean Françaix, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones and Astor Piazzolla. They are among the countless pupils whom she decisively shaped and accompanied on their artistic path. Due to the high loss of revenue in recent months, the musicians of the trio rely on the support of their fans to make this album a success and have started a crowdfunding campaign.

Support now on Startnext

5 June 2020

Live-Stream on DLF Kultur

At the end of the recording session for the next CD of the Boulanger Trio with works by students of Nadia Boulanger, Deutschlandfunk Kultur will broadcast a live concert on Friday, June 5th from 8:03 p.m. You can listen to it for another 30 days in the media library of Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

DLF Kultur

14 February 2020

Short notice concert

Unfortunately the Buschtrio had to cancel their concert due to illness. Instead, the Boulanger Trio will play works by Paul Juon, Dimitri Schostakowitsch and Peter I. Tschaikowsky on February 16 at the Marburger Konzertverein.

6 February 2020

Elbphilharmonie with Andrè Schuen

The concert on February 20th with the baritone Andrè Schuen in the Elbphilharmonie is sold out! Remaining tickets will be occasionally available at the box office.

21 January 2020

Boulangerie with world premiere in the broadcast on hr2

Boulangerie – this concert format is not about croissants and café au lait. Rather, the musicians from the Boulanger Trio present new works in dialogue with contemporary composers. This also happened at the Kasseler Musik Tage at the end of October.
The recording will be broadcasted on hr2 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:04 p.m.


4 June 2019

Pre-sale Elbphilharmonie

Today at 11 am the pre-sale for our Boulangerie concert with Johannes Maria Staud at Elbphilharmonie on 31 October goes online! We are so excited to play his new work “Terra fluida” which he has dedicated to us.

advance booking

10 April 2019

Video Livestream

Our concert on 10 April at 7.30 pm in Madrid in the series The Boulangers and their students will be broadcast live in a video stream on the homepage of Fundación Juan March.


15 November 2018

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Our Juon-Tchaikovsky CD was voted the best chamber music recording of the fourth quarter of 2018 by the committee “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”!

Bestenliste 4-2018

10 October 2018

Pizzicato Luxemburg

Tchaikovsky’s large Piano Trio as well as Paul Juon’s widely unknown trio Litaniae are superbly performed by the Trio Boulanger, showing a perfect structural control and musical intensity.

8 October 2018

CD of the week on WDR 3

This CD is really enjoyable. The recording is solid: clear and direct, with little surround sound, the Boulanger Trio simply plays fabulously, fits together in the sound and in the common musical idea, the Trio of Paul Juon is quite a discovery and also the Tchaikovsky on this recording is absolute worth listening to.


28 August 2018

New Release

8553401From August 31, our new CD is available in stores! With the recording of the trio op. 50 by Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky and the Litaniae op. 70 by Paul Juon, we have been able to realize a heart project, to whose success our sound engineer Stephan Schmidt and Andreas von Imhoff from our label CAvi-Music contributed significantly.


8 August 2018


The pre-sale for our Boulangerie with Friedrich Cerha on September 29 at the Elbphilharmonie has begun. We are happy to have Friedrich Cerha as guest, who will come to Hamburg and Berlin despite his advanced age of 92 years!

to pre-sale

5 June 2018

BR klassik

Today at 8 pm you can listen to a recording of our concert with the program 1918 – In der Schule wurden die Bänke leer on BR klassik with Johann von Bülow from the former synagogue Fellheim.


21 March 2018


Today the presale starts for our concert at the Elbphilharmonie together with Johann von Bülow. Our selection of music and text, played by us and read by Johann von Bülow, deals with the topic ´One hundred years end of World War I´. The selected works reflect the time in sound and word.

1 November 2017

Fantastic Four: CD review on

The Boulanger Trio has come up with reinforcements for their latest album: Together with baritone André Schuen they create excellent interpretations of various Beethoven songs.
Once again, the internationally acclaimed Boulanger Trio managed to surprise the classic market with their latest CD.
Together, the four artists have met an interesting selection of songs by Ludwig van Beethoven, from which they conjure extremely lively and simply rousing recordings.
In the few pure instrumental works of this song compilation, the individual instruments merge into a homogeneous sound body. Their interpretations are intense yet sensitive, tender and very natural.

3 September 2017


The lyrics to the Beethoven songs of our new CD can be downloaded here.

Lyrics Download

13 July 2017

New Beethoven CD with Andrè Schuen

Cover SolitairesTomorrow, on the 14th of July, our new CD will be released!

Together with the baritone Andrè Schuen, we were able to realize a heart project: the Scottish and Irish songs by Ludwig van Beethoven.


30 April 2017

TV documentary

In the BR Television a nice documentary about the baritone Andrè Schuen was shown, in which we will be present at 6:04 in concert and at rehearsals for the new Beethoven CD. The program is still available in the media library of the BR.

to the Media library

16 January 2017

Boulanger Trio saves contemporary music

“Violinist Birgit Erz, cellist Ilona Kindt and pianist Karla Haltenwanger are masters of a slender but sometimes merciless exaggeration. There fits no razor blade between the sharp unisono beats, and the expressive characters of Staud are extremely elaborate.”
Mannheimer Morgen

17 January 2017

Tomorrow in Hamm

We were asked in the short term to play tomorrow in Hamm, instead of colleagues who had to cancel due to illness. It is a great program with works by Fanny Hensel, her brother Felix Mendelssohn and Lili Boulanger.

28 November 2016

Schwäbische Zeitung

The commitment of the sisters [Nadia and Lili Boulanger] to the new and the more unknown music is inspiration and role model for the Trio Boulanger, founded ten years ago in Hamburg. This was demonstrated by the program, because an evening where three of four pieces rarely appear in our concert life and are presented with heart blood and passion is rare. The audience in the Festsaal Weißenau thanked the trio with concentration and enthusiasm. That evening violinist Birgit Erz, cellist Ilona Kindt and pianist Karla Haltenwanger played works by Johannes Brahms, Ernest Bloch, Edvard Grieg and Max Reger: It was a bath in the romantic sound, which the musicians however made transparent with great diversity and nuances.

4 July 2016


In July, the Boulanger Trio visits again for the wonderful project Rhapsody in School two Berlin schools. Young people get the opportunity to meet famous artists in person and have insight to their lives, their experiences and personal development. The musicians can reach the children through their own passionate commitment to set their own goals and course in life.



Cover SolitairesToday our new CD “Solitaires” was released! You can also order it on our homepage. Here, you find more information:




Today we are at the Composer Focus Day at the Wigmore Hall London, which is dedicated to Friedrich Cerha. There we will perform his Three Pieces for cello and piano as a world premiere.



“Here the Boulanger Trio sounded audibly “at home”: spirited and highly energetic with that characteristic of overpowering directness so distinct in Sibelius and Kuula’s music. (…) An encore (Arvo Pärt: Mozart) and much applause – an illuminating evening.”

Ekkehard Ochs, Ostsee Zeitung, September 2015



At the festival Wege durch das Land, we make two readings of Schiller’s Räubers together with Jens Harzer and Marina Galic. We will play works by Schumann, Mozart and Bloch.



From today on, we will record our next CD at the Deutschlandfunk in Cologne. We are looking forward to be deeply involved with small works by Franz Schubert, George Enescu, Mel Bonis, Hans Werner Henze and other.



Today we are visiting a school for Rhapsody in School once more. This time it’s the composition class of the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Gynasium in Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg.



Pizzicato Supersonic Our latest release has received the Supersonic Award ausgezeichnet! Read the review  here.



Beethoven CDOur new CD with works by Ludwig van Beethoven has been published by Hänssler Profil on July 14. The CD contains the Archduke Trio and the Kakadu Variations as well as the Trio Movement WoO 39.



2 October 2020, 8 pm
Weiden, Max-Reger-Halle

Works by Beethoven, Copland and Reger

12 October 2020, 6.45 pm
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal
Beethoven x Young Composers

Works by Beethoven and Gelléri
Guest: András Gelléri

12 October 2020, 8.45 pm
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal
Beethoven x Young Composers

Works by Beethoven and Jurgschat
Guest: Elias Jurgschat