Territories : France


Photo credit : Reinhard Winkler

Territories : France


Photo credit : Reinhard Winkler


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Biography of Trio TrioVanBeethoven

Why van Beethoven? Beethoven stands for independence of mind, for revolutionary ideas, for music that reaches far beyond his own time. Beethoven was a lone wolf, but at the same time the central figure to begin new traditions of composing that influenced many of his successors.
Beethoven as a symbol of the three musicians’ closeness to the works of Viennese Classic, but also as a visionary and the creator of a new mode of composition – this fits in with the main mission of the TrioVanBeethoven: the care of the classical trio works, but also the commissioning of new compositions or crossover projects.
In conjunction with the Scottish singers Lorna Anderson (soprano) and Jamie MacDougall (tenor), the TrioVanBeethoven places a focus on Beethoven’s and Haydn’s folksong arrangements in order to present this unique combination of classical music and folksong tradition to a broader public.

In its foundation year in 2011, the Trio held its debut at the renowned Festival Tage der Alten Musik in Herne (Germany). Since then, the ensemble has performed in many countries throughout Europe. They have given guest performances in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Brucknerfest Linz, the Festwochen Gmunden, the Haydn Festival Bruhl, in London (Kings Place), at the Pažaislis Music Festival in Lithuania, the Haydn Biennale in Mechelen, Belgium, the Festival Nuova Consonanza in Rome and the Festival Imago Sloveniae in Ljubljana. Since 2014, they are presenting a concert series in Upper Austria (Kremsegg Castle). Highlights in 2016 have been performances in the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Brucknerhaus Linz, where the Trio played Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in the sold out Big Hall.
In 2017 the three musicians have been invited to perform a cycle of three concerts dedicated to Beethoven in the new „MuTh“ concert hall in Vienna. Among other duties, they will be guests at the Musikwochen Millstatt and the Allegro Vivo Festival. Concert tours will lead them to England, Slovakia and Iran.
On the CD market, the renowned label Gramola has just brought out the ensemble’s complete recording of Beethoven’s piano trios.

Clemens Zeilinger, 2011/12 “Artist in Residence” at the Brucknerhaus Linz, counts among Austria’s leading pianists. He was winner of the European Youth Musik Competition in Antwerp and won awards at the European Chamber Music Competition in the Hague and at the Beethoven Competition in Vienna.
As soloist he performed with several renowned orchestras like the Orchestra of the Royal Academy in London, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg and the Lower Austrian Symphony. He gave concerts in many European countries, in the USA and Japan as well as in Korea, Morocco, Iran and Oman.
In 2008, Clemens Zeilinger played all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, in 2010 he presented a series of Schubert’s piano works at the same venue.
He teaches at the University of Music in Vienna and at the Anton-Bruckner University in Linz.

Verena Stourzh was a member of the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt from 1998 to its disbanding in 2010 and has an impressive record of numerous concert appearances in Austria and abroad: She has performed at the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt (annual subscription concerts), at the Cheltenham Festival in England, in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Basel (Stadtcasino), Paris (Louvre), London (King’s Place), Bonn (Beethovenfest), Potsdam (Musikfestspiele Sanssouci), New York City (Metropolitan Museum) and Washington, D.C. (Library of Congress), as well as in Canada, South America, South Africa, Australia and East Asia.
As violinist of the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt Verena Stourzh has presented complete CD-recordings of the piano trios of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert as well as the first complete recording of Haydn’s 429 folksong arrangements of Scottish and Welsh folk songs (with Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall).

Franz Ortner very early established his reputation as soloist and member of chamber music ensembles. He is prize winner of the International Brahms Competition 2004 and the „Gradus ad Parnassum“ Cello Competition in 2005. Furthermore he was recipient of a stipend of the Lucerne Festival Academy directed by Pierre Boulez.
2006-2008 he was the principal cellist of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (Portugal), 2009-2014 he held the position of first cellist of the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark, currently he is a member of the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
In 2010 Franz Ortner released a CD with French pianist Caroline Boirot comprising works of Brahms, Fuchs, Kirchner and Schumann, in 2011 he recorded a live-CD featuring Antonin Dvořák’s cello concerto with the Kammerorchester Niederösterreich (Austria).
As a soloist he has recently appeared with the Chamber Orchestra Miskolc (Hungary), the Philharmonie Bad Reichenhall (Germany) and the Kammerorchester Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany). In 2013 he made his debut with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio E flat major op.1 no.1
Piano Trio G major op.1 no.2
Piano Trio C minor op.1 no.3
Variations op. 44
Piano Trio D major op. 70 no.1 "Ghost Trio"
Piano Trio E flat major op.70 no.2
Piano Trio B flat major op.97 "Archduke Trio"
Adagio, Variations and Rondo op.121a "Kakadu Variations"
Allegretto B flat major WoO 39 (op.posth.154)
Piano Quartet E flat major op.16
Piano Quartet E flat major WoO 36/1
Piano Quartet D major WoO 36/2
Piano Quartet C major WoO 36/3
Selection from the Scottish, Irish and Welsh Folksong Arrangements
Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra C Major op.56 "Triple Concerto"

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Piano Trio B major op.8
Piano Trio C major op.87
Piano Quartet G minor op.25
Piano Quartet C minor op.60
Piano Quintet F minor op.34

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Piano Trio (1928)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Piano Trio G major

Johanna Doderer (born 1969)

Piano Trio Nr.2, DWV 52

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Piano Trio E minor op.90 "Dumky Trio"
Piano Trio F minor op.65
Piano Quintet A major op.81

Peter Fribbins (geb. 1969)

Piano Trio

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Trio G minor, Hob.XV:1
Piano Trio A major, Hob.XV:35
Piano Trio A major, Hob.XV:9
Piano Trio E minor, Hob.XV:12
Piano Trio C minor, Hob.XV:13
Piano Trio C major, Hob.XV:21
Piano Trio D major, Hob.XV:24
Piano Trio G major, Hob.XV:25 "Gypsy Trio"
Piano Trio C major, Hob.XV:27
Piano Trio E major, Hob.XV:28
Piano Trio E flat major, Hob.XV:29
Piano Trio E flat major, Hob.XV:30
Selection from the 429 Scottish and Welsh Folksong Arrangements

Joseph Haydn / Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)

Piano Trio C major, Hob.XV:3
Piano Trio F major, Hob.XV:4

Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Kammersonate (1948)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Piano Trio D major op.1 (1910)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Tristia – La vallée d’Obermann

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Piano Trio D minor, op.49
Piano Trio C minor, op.66

Franz Mittler (1893-1970)

Piano Trio G major op.3 (1911)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Divertimento B flat major KV 254
Piano Trio G major KV 496
Piano Trio B flat major KV 502
Piano Trio E major KV 542
Piano Trio C major KV 548
Piano Trio G major KV 564
Piano Quartet G minor KV 278
Piano Quartet E flat major KV 493

Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)

Piano Trio B major Ben 440
Piano Trio C major Ben 441
Piano Trio F major Ben 444
Piano Trio G major Ben 446
Piano Trio B major Ben 447
Piano Trio A major Ben 448

Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow (1873-1943)

Piano Trio G minor (1892) "Trio élégiaque"

Ljubo Rančigaj (born 1936)

Metamorphoses for Piano Trio (1994)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Piano Trio A minor (1914)

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Piano Trio (1985/1992)

Dmitri Schostakowitsch (1906-1975)

Piano Trio C minor op.8 (1923)
Piano Trio E minor op.67 (1944)
Romance Suite for soprano and piano trio to words by Alexander Blok op.127
Piano Quintet G minor op.57

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Adagio E flat major op.148, D897 "Notturno"
Piano Trio B flat major op.99, D989
Piano Trio E flat major op.100, D929
Quintet A major D667 "The Trout Quintet"

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Piano Trio G minor op.17

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Piano Trio D minor op.63
Piano Quartet E flat major op.47
Piano Quintet E flat major op.44

Balduin Sulzer (born 1932)

Piano Trio (1988)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski (1840-1893)

Piano Trio A minor op.50

Egon Wellesz (1885-1974)

Three Capriccios after Illustrations by Callot in Hofmann's "Princess Brambilla" (1902/03)

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1876-1942)

Piano Trio D minor op.3