German piano trio founded in 1991, winner of Osaka (1993) and Melbourne (1995) competitions. Extensive discography on Ars Musici and Primavera labels. LMMC return engagement.
Trio Jean PaulMay 2, 2010

Ulf Schneider - violin
Martin Löhr - cello Eckart Heilihers - piano

Since its founding in 1991, the Trio Jean Paul has developed into one of today’s most distinguished chamber music formations. By naming the ensemble after the author Jean Paul, the members allude to their affinity for the works of Schumann and the fundamental artistic idea of making the music’s speech-like rhetorical elements the point of departure of their interpretations. An intensive collaboration with Hatto Beyerle of the Alban Berg Quartett and other musicians such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sir Roger Norrington were important influences in the ensemble’s development. After First Prizes at international competitions in Osaka (1993) and Melbourne (1995) and at the German Music Competition, where it was the first trio in ten years to be so honoured, the Trio has performed in major music centres and at international festivals. Its growing discography of works by Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich and Schoenberg, can be found on the Ars Musici and Primavera labels.

LMMC return engagement.

http://www.triojeanpaul.de/

PROGRAMME:

HAYDN                        Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV:27
                                           Allegro
                                           Andante
                                           Finale: Presto

BRAHMS                    Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Opus 101
                                           Allegro energico
                                           Presto non assai
                                           Andante grazioso
                                           Allegro molto

MENDELSSOHN       Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Opus 66
                                           Allegro energico e con fuoco
                                           Andante espressivo
                                           Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
                                           Finale: Allegro appassionato