Territories : France


Photo credit : Reinhard Winkler

Territories : France


Photo credit : Reinhard Winkler


Beethoven : Trio "A l'Archiduc" - 2eme mouvementBeethoven : Trio "A l'Archiduc" - 2eme mouvement
Brahms : Trio op 8 - 1er mvmt "Live"Brahms : Trio op 8 - 1er mvmt "Live"

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, in Iran and in China. 
They have appeared in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Brucknerfest Linz, the Festwochen Gmunden, the Musikwochen Millstatt, the Haydn Festival Bruhl (DE), in London Kings Place, Glasgow and Edinburgh (GB), at the Pažaislis Music Festival in Kaunas (LT), the Haydn Biennale in Mechelen (BE), the Festival Nuova Consonanza in Rome (IT), the Festival Imago Sloveniae in Ljubljana (SL), the International Chamber Music Festival in Esbjerg (DK) and the Festival Rencontres Musicales en Artois (FR).
From 2014 to 2018, the TrioVanBeethoven presented a concert series in Upper Austria (Kremsegg Castle), since 2017 they offer a subscription series in the „MuTh“ concert hall in Vienna.
For the renowned Austrian label Gramola the ensemble has released all of Beethoven’s piano trios on 4 CDs. This recording has been awarded the Ö1 Pasticcio-Prize by Austrian Classical Radio in 2017.
In July 2018 a CD comprising Scottish, Irish and Welsh folksong arrangements by Beethoven with Lorna Anderson, soprano and Jamie MacDougall, tenor, has come out again for the label Gramola.

Clemens Zeilinger, 2011/12 “Artist in Residence” at the Brucknerhaus Linz, ranks 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 has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Academy in London, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg and the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria. He has given 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, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Stadtcasino Basel, Louvre Auditorium Paris, Kings Place London, the Cheltenham Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikverein Zagreb, Festival EuroArt Prag, International Performing Arts Center Moscow, Kiev  Philharmonic, International Center of Performing Arts Beijing, Metropolitan Museum New York, Library of Congress Washington, as well as in Canada, South America, South Africa, Australia and East Asia.
As the violinist of the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt Verena Stourzh has released 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, soprano and Jamie MacDougall, tenor).
Verena Stourzh plays a violin of Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, 1770.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Franz Ortner acquired an international reputation at an early age. He was a prize winner of the International Brahms Competition in 2004 and at the Cello Competition „Gradus ad Parnassum“ in 2005 and was also a scholarship holder of the Lucerne Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez for two years. From 2006 to 2009 Franz Ortner was the principal cellist of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in Lisbon (Portugal) and from 2009 to 2014 he was the cellist of the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark. Currently he is a member of Musikkollegium Winterthur, Switzerland as well as of Le Concert Olympique, Belgium.
As a soloist he has appeared with the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, the Kammerorchester Rheinland-Pfalz, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
In 2010, together with the pianist Caroline Boirot, Franz Ortner released a CD with works by Brahms, Fuchs, Kirchner and Schumann and in 2011 a live CD was published with the Cello Concerto by Antonín Dvořák.
Franz Ortner plays a cello of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, 1856.


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