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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Today 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.”
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.
Our latest release has received the Supersonic Award ausgezeichnet! Read the review here.
Our 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.
Hamburg, resonanzraum St. Pauli
Boulangerie with Kaija Saariaho
Works by Clara Schumann and Saariaho
Guest: Kaija Saariaho
Berlin, Radialsystem V
Boulangerie, dedicated to Hans Werner Henze
Works by Beethoven and Henze
Guest: Dr. Michael Kerstan