Boulanger Trio to perform in HCMC

A concert by German trio the Boulanger will be held on October 28 at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music (112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1).

Goethe Institute Vietnam

Goethe Institute Vietnam

The trio will introduce to HCMC audiences performances of Ludwig van Beethoven –Piano Trio in D major, Opus 70 No.1 Ghost’ Frank Martin –Trio based on popular Irish melodies; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Piano in D minor, Opus 49 No.1…

The trio was formed in 2006 in Hamburg with three members Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violon) and Ilona Kindt (cello). They had ever joined in many music festivals such as Heidelberg Spring, Schleswig Holstien musical festival; Hilzacker summer festival…

In the past years, the trio has gained an excellent reputation in the world of chamber music, and was invited to prestigious venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Wigmore.

The musicians also regularly appear at festivals like the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Dialoge at Mozarteum Salzburg, Ultraschall in Berlin and the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacke. The Boulanger Trio has produced an impressive discography. Eight CDs document their extensive work. The CD "Solitaires" and the latest recording of Beethoven's Scottish and Irish songs together with the baritone Andrè Schuen were each voted CDs of the month. The Beethoven CD and the Shostakovich-Vasks CD were honored with the Supersonic Award, in 2010 the trio received the coveted Excellentia Award in Luxembourg for their Brahms Schönberg Liszt CD. The recent release with works by Juon and Tchaikovsky was in August 2018.

The trio captures audience and the press alike through their passionate playing and intelligent interpretations. Through their unbiased view on the musical scores, they always finds their very own musical language for every composer with whom they are concerned. The distinctive sense of sound makes the concerts of the Boulanger Trio unforgettable moments.

By Hong Hanh

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