German piano trio founded in 1991, winner of Osaka and Melbourne competitions, among others, Extensive discography includes complete Beethoven trios bestlisted for German Schallplattenkritik prize.
Trio Jean PaulOct. 21, 2007

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

Since its founding in 1991, the German Trio Jean Paul has become one of today’s most distinguished chamber music formations. By naming their ensemble after the author Jean Paul, the musicians allude to the fundamental artistic idea of making the music’s speech-like rhetorical elements the point of departure of their interpretations. First Prizes at the international competitions in Osaka (1993) and Melbourne (1995), and at the German Music Competition (awarded to a piano trio for the first time in ten years), led the ensemble to concert engagements in major European musical centres as well as to tours in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South America. The ensemble also appears at international festivals such as Luzern, Edinburgh and Kuhmo, where it gives master classes. The Trio has a special affinity for Schumann and is also committed to contemporary repertoire. Its extensive discography includes the Beethoven piano trios and Schoenberg’s Verklaerte Nacht, bestlisted for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

LMMC debut.


HAYDN                   Trio in F sharp minor, Hob.XV:26 (1795)
                                         Adagio cantabile
                                         Tempo di menuetto

SCHOENBERG      'Verklärte Nacht', Opus 4 (1899)
                                         arr. E. Steuermann

                Trio No. 1 in B major, Opus 8 (1854)
                                         Allegro con moto
                                         Adagio ma non troppo
                                         Finale: Allegro molto agitato