INFOBOXGenre(s): Classical Music, Contemporary Music
From: Salzburg, Austria
|26. Mar. 2023||Cologne||PHILHARMONIE COLOGNE||Germany|
Founded in Amsterdam in 2014 and now based in Salzburg, the Amatis Trio performs in all major concert venues worldwide and is one of the most sought-after piano trios internationally. German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Dutch pianist Mengjie Han are acclaimed worldwide for their energy, insight, communication and passion.
The Amatis Trio has given concerts in over 40 countries on five continents and has won numerous international competitions and prizes. They have been BBC New Generation Artists and ECHO Rising Stars, among others, and recently won two of the biggest international music awards – the Kersjesprijs of the Netherlands and the Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship Prize from Great Britain. They received further prizes at the International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne 2018, at the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna 2018, at the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar and at the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2015/16.
The Amatis Trio’s debut CD was released by CAvi Records and includes works by Enescu, Ravel and Britten, which were widely praised by experts and critics alike. Gramophone Magazine nominated the ensemble for this in the category “Artists to Watch”. The trio has been working intensively with Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) since 2015. They received further important impulses from Lukas Hagen, Hatto Beyerle, the trio Jean Paul, Fabio Bidini, Ilya Grubert, Anner Bylsma, Ivry Gitlis, Christian Schuster, Ib Hausmann, Imre Rohmann, Menahem Pressler and Sir András Schiff.