Trio Chausson Chamber Music Various Countries

Matthieu Handtschoewercker (violin)
Antoine Landowski (violoncello)
Boris de Larochelambert (piano)

Inspired by Ernest Chausson's stirring and at the same time sparkling music, which is significantly characteristic for an important era of the French art, the ensemble gave its very first concert in the course of the festival de Clairac. This was the beginning of the Trio Chausson's successful career.

In the meantime the young French Trio Chausson gave numerous concerts in Europe, USA and Brazil. Within the series Rising Stars the trio has performed in major European concert halls as well as the Carnegie Hall New York. They gave highly successful concerts at festivals as Folles Journées Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Tours, Colmar, Prades, Echternach, Vendsyssel, Heidelberg and Zeist. They lately appeared in Lucerne, Frankfurt, Munich, Hannover, Grenoble, Venice, Tilburg, Klagenfurt, Metz, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Paris among others.

The trio has played the first performance of the Triple Concerto by Chausson/Mathieu Lamboley with the Orchestre d’Auvergne at Folles Journées in Nantes among others. The Trio Chausson offers a varied repertoire in various formations e.g. piano quartets with Mathieu Herzog and Alexander Pavlovsky, viola and quartets with soprano and trumpet.

Mirare Records has released five CD’s with trios by Chausson, Ravel, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Cécile Chaminade, René Lenormand, Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Beethoven which arnered great acclaim. The Trio Chausson received the Gramophone “Editor's Choice of the Month” for their latest CD with trios by Haydn and Hummel in 2015.

The Trio Chausson gained important impulses at the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) by collaborating with significant chamber musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Anner Bylsma, Gérard Wyss, Eckart Heiligers, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Rainer Kussmaul and Johannes Meissl. Especially by Hatto Beyerle the trio was intensely fostered.

The Trio Chausson drew the attention as the winner of the International Chamber Music Competition Joseph Joachim in Weimar 2005 as well as laureate of the Joseph Haydn Competition Vienna 2004 with an award for the best interpretation of contemporary music.

Boris de Larochelambert and Antoine Landowski studied individually at the Conservatorium in Paris and had chamber music classes with Pierre-Laurent Aimard together. After graduating they continued studying under Claire Désert, Ami Flammer and Alain Meunier. Leonard Schreiber studied at the Purcell School of Music and Royal College of Music in London graduating with First Class honours. He has performed with the Borodin Quartet, violist Miguel da Silva, cellist Henri Demarquette and pianist Andrei Korobeinikov among others.

Season 2020/21

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Trio Chausson: Beethoven Album for Mirare

Mirare Records has released a further album of Trio Chausson featuring Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio and "Archduke" Trio.

Trio Chausson & Matthieu Herzog in Wiesloch

The Trio Chausson and Matthieu Herzog, viola perform in Wiesloch on 11 January Ferdinand Ries: Piano Quartet F minor  op. 13, Ernest Chausson: Trio G minor op. 3 and Dvorak: Piano Quartet E Flat major op. 87.

Trio Chausson and Mathieu Herzog on tour

The Trio Chausson and violist Mathieu Herzog are performing two concerts in Gauting on 11 January and in Icking on 13 January with C.P.E. Bach's Piano Quartet Wq 95, Schumann's Piano Quartet E flat Major op. 47 and Brahms' Piano Quartet g Minor op. 25.

Trio Chausson performs in Reutlingen

The Trio Chausson will be heard in Reutlingen on 13 December with a German-French programme: Haydn:  Trio G minor Hob. XV: 1, Beethoven: Trio D minor op. 70, 1 „Ghost“, Hector Berlioz: Un Bal from "Sinfonie fantastique" (trio version) and Cécile Chaminade: Trio No. 2 A minor op. 34.

Trio Chausson at Festival Folle Journée in Yekaterinburg

The French ensemble performs at Festival Folle Journée in Yekaterinburg from 8-10 July works by Schubert, Haydn, Bartok, Chopin, Boulanger and Piazzolla.

Trio Chausson performs in Klagenfurt

The Trio Chausson will be heard in Klagenfurt on 17 March with Beethoven’s Trio D major op. 70/1 Ghost, Brahms‘ Trio c minor op. 101 and Wagner’s Isoldes Liebestod (transcription)

Trio Chausson at Folle Journée Festival Nantes

The Trio Chausson gives four concerts at the Folle Journée Festival in Nantes from 3 to 7 February to feature works by Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Bartok, Lili Boulanger and Astor Piazzolla.



Trio Chausson performs in Tilburg (NL)

Das Trio Chausson appears in Tilburg (Netherlands) on 12 November to perform Schubert’s Notturno E flat major op. 148, Beethoven’s trio op. 70/1 “Ghost”, Ravel’s La Valse and Ernest Chausson’s Trio g minor op. 3.

Trio Chausson debuts in Denmark

The Trio Chausson gives its Danish debut with a concert at the Vendsyssel Festival on 13 July. The programme features Haydn Trio XV:15 No. 27 C major, Schubert Notturno E flat major op. 148, Ravel La Valse and Ernest Chausson Trio No. 3 g minor.

Trio Chausson received Gramophone Editor’s Choice

The Trio Chausson received the Gramophone Editor's Choice of the month for their latest CD with trios by Haydn and Hummel in March 2015.

Trio Chausson & Antony Hermus in Rouen

The Trio Chausson performs Ernest Chausson’s Triple Concerto D major op. 21 (transcription by Mathieu Lamboley) on 13 February with the Orchestre de l’Opera de Rouen under Antony Hermus in Rouen.

Trio Chausson: New CD with Haydn und Hummel

Mirare Records has released the fifth CD with three piano trios by Joseph Haydn trios (Hob. XV: 1, 12, 27) and the trio by Johann Nepomuk Hummel in F major op. 22.

Trio Chausson on tour in October

The Trio Chausson performs on 10 October in Burghausen (Germany) on 11 October in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) and on 13 October in Nürtingen (Germany). The young French musicians are on tour with

Rachmaninov Trio No 1 in G minor, Félicien David Trio No 3 in C minor, Schubert Notturno E flat major and Cécile Chaminade Trio No 2 in a minor.

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Trio Chausson gives its debut with Beethoven Triple Concerto

The French Piano Trio played from June 24 to 27, 2014 in four concerts the triple solo part of Beethoven's Concerto with the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra.

The Flensburger Tagblatt wrote about the concert: "In ... the piece the three young musicians were focusing hearable on the delicate magic sound and a witty team play, in which they were feeding each other lines"
(Christoph Kalies, 27.06.2014).

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  • Haydn, Beethoven and Chausson at Frankfurt Alte Oper

    The Trio Chausson trio formed the three parts (Haydn's Piano trio in E flat major, Beethoven's second Trio in G major from op.1 and Chausson's op. 3 in G minor) full of character, with an extraordinary variable and diversified expression. Vividly and with a fresh approach Philippe Talec (violin), Antoine Landowski (violoncello) and Boris de Larochelambert (piano) articulate Beethoven's exploration of new horizons. The inner logic of Chausson's relation-based Trio was captured by the trio and played with nuances and soul. An enlightening soiree.

    Frankfurter Neue Presse, 20.04.2013

  • Trio Chausson at Festival Pontlevoy (Val de Loire)

    Trio Chausson has thrilled audiences with an interpretation full of intelligence, sensitivity and dexterity in Chopin's Piano Trio in G minor and Tchaikovsky's Trio in A Minor.Boris de Larochelambert gives the piano an almost concertante brilliance in Chopin's finale, in which the powerful strings enter into dialogue with him. The singing melody, which is based on a dynamic phrasing and rhythm, is interpreted very fresh by violinist Matthieu Handtschoewercker and cellist Antoine Landowski.[…]
    In the Tchaikovsky trio the Chaussons preserve the already famous qualities.
    The Adagio with the touching solo by Matthieu Handtschoewercker was particularly thrilling. As en encore we heard the third movement from Haydn's trio Hob. XV: 2: brilliantly and fierily.

    Bachtrack, Jean Landras, 24.07.2019

  • Three makes four: Trio Chausson and Mathieu Herzog

    The memorable former violist of Ebène Quartet, Mathieu Herzog, seized the threads of Schumann's Quartet in E flat major op. 47, subscribed to his refinement, and lingered for a longer time in the cantilenas, which gave the piece the romantic weight. In Brahms's Quartet in G minor op. 25 the chamber music fire blazed. The musicians increased each other and tasted the rondo alla Zingarese outrageously. Great applause and a Brahms andante as an encore.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 13.01.2018

  • Trio Chausson in Reutlingen

    Anyone who had expected light, piano-accented food at Haydn's Trio Hob.XV: 1 was surprised by a profound interpretation. The pianist Boris de Larochelambert transformed the work into a caprice with baroque reminiscences. The strings' colleagues contributed highly concentrated an accompaniment and curlicue.(…)
    Freely and with great gesture, the three musicians spread the treasures of Cecile Chaminade's second Piano trio in orchestral sound: Glowing tremulations, sweet cantilenas, grandiose increases to ecstasy. Total silence in the hall after the final note of the movement Lento. The audience was as captivated and enjoyed hereafter the fast final movement – great music in a congenial performance.

    Südwest Presse, Susanne Eckstein, 16.12.2016

    The musicians embraced Beethoven's Piano Trio in D major op. 70.1 ("Ghost") magnificently. Schreiber, Landowski and de Larochelambert (…) know to create an event particularly with the core piece, the slow movement with ghostly pale sounds, gloomy choral clashes, and melancholic-graceful singing. (…)
    Fancifully internalized waltzes followed later in a transcription of Hector Berlioz 'Un Bal from "Symphonie fantastique". A magnificent whisper and pearls in the piano merged with melodious freshness and passion in the strings. Rich applause followed.

    Reutlinger General-Anzeiger, Christoph B. Ströhle, 15.12.2016




  • Rhythmic finesse

    With magnificent shades and much verve Beethoven's Trio "Ghost" was performed by the young, award-winning French Piano Trio Chausson. The musicians equally captivated in Brahms’ Trio no. 3 op. 101 creating rich colors, rhythmic finesse, masterful virtuosity and vitality .

    Kleine Zeitung Klagenfurt, HC, 21.03.2016



  • Discoveries for enthusiasts of romantics

    From the tasty flowing first movement to the featherweight Scherzo, the intense "Elegia" to the fiery finale, this was a plea for Anton Arenski at high-end. Boris de Larochelambert proved to be as virtuoso as an arranger as a pianist with his simply congenial trio version of Ravel's hit "La Valse". The splendidly energetic playing secured the original adaptation the best effect including creating a great furor.
    In Ernest Chausson’s Trio opus 3 the guests also met the sound of the late romantics following Cesar Franck perfectly (...).The outstandingly sensitive pianist and the two refined string players Strings provided instrumental highlights in abundance. Schubert's Notturno Es-dur D 897 followed upon great applause as an exquisite encore.

    Mannheimer Morgen, Klaus Roß, 19.01.2016

  • CD Review: Haydn and Hummel Piano Trios

    Instead Trio Chausson’s interpretation, at a tempo about 10 points below the Beaux Arts, Florestan and András Schiff, abounds in harmonic pointing and expressive detail.(…). Pianist Boris de Larochelambert leads and supports, both in the depths of the Andante and in steely resolve for the Presto finale. Never trivial, he weights both individual notes and chords with care, his colleagues matching his rhythmic patterns in the Allegro moderato of No 12, easing and tightening tempo, accenting and shading phrases according to how they choose to characterise the music’s shifting tonality. These musicians offer their own dynamics and elucidation, smilingly recreating the second movement’s Trio in the relative major (…)
    Hummel, is no mean composer of the genre either. Trio Chausson don’t relax their probing vigilance; and Hummel benefits. An outstanding disc.

    Gramophone, Nalen Anthoni, 03/2015

  • CD Haydn/Hummel trios

    The three musicians of the Trio Chausson breathe together, which creates a playful lightness, this airy and yet demanding trios by Haydn benefit from this. (... ) And in Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s well-known Rondo alla turca of the trio in F major, they are showing not claiming to present sensationalism and acceleration, but a sensitive disciplined, yet rampant interaction.

    MDR Figaro online, Grit Schulze, 26.01.2015

  • Chopin, Schubert and Ravel in Hannover

    The Trio Chausson presented the huge orchestral score of Ravel's "La Valse" in their own arrangement for piano trio and astonished with refined, crisp and extraordinary sound effects that drove away all desires for the original version. It was a brilliant demonstration of a completely new interpretation of something quite familiar. Previously the musicians had presented Chopin’s Piano Trio in G minor, bringing it out of its niche existence firmly into the mainstream. In the beguiling "heavenly sounds" of Schubert's Notturno in E flat major, one would have heard a pin drop during their riveting performance.  

    Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Günter Helms, 19.03.2011

  • Haydn, Chopin and Ravel at Munich Herkulessaal

    The multiple-award winner Trio Chausson is playing with great virtuosity, showing rich tone colours, a perfect sense of balance, individual charm and refinement, and a high consciousness for musical details. A great experience to hear the three musicians fading Ravel’s trio to a fine pianissimo and showing Ravel’s sparkling vitality.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 12.04.2011

  • CD Debussy, Chaminade, Lenormand

    Rare early Debussy, the great but under-rated Chaminade, the unjustly forgotten Lenormand: three French trios take us by surprise with the quality of their inventiveness and beauty. Superbly played.

    BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ****

    Delicate yet precise, thrilling but warm, it's a CD which deserves to bring them further international recognition.

    CLASSIC FM, Jane Jones, July 2012

  • A sparkler for Ludwig's birthday cake (Mirare Records)

    Beethoven's Archduke Trio lolls in search of the infinite. The Trio Chausson traces this irresistible urge and reveals the innermost part of Beethoven in the smallest notes. I was particularly taken with the pianist Boris de Larochelambert, who, with a fragrance at the touch and a lightness in the decorations, redeemed the hidden by the evidence of simplicity. The album is a precious item in the middle of the Beethoven year, full of German profundity, conceptually French esprit and impressive elegance in accomplishment.

    Online Merker, Dr. Ingobert Waltenberger, 17.06.2020





Beethoven, Trio B flat major, op. 97 "Erzherzog"
Schubert, Trio E flat major, op. 100 D 929
Beethoven: Trio D major, op. 70/1
Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brillante
Mendelssohn: Trio d minor, op. 49
Liszt: "Dance of Death"
Wagner: Isolde's love death (arrangement Boris de Larochelambert)
Smetana: Trio g minor, op. 15
Ravel: Trio a minor
Ravel: La Valse
Quartet programmes with clarinet (Joë Christophe or Pierre Genisson)Hindemith: Quartet for clarinet and piano trio
Ravel: La Valse
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Poulenc: Sonata for piano and clarinet
Ravel: Trio a minor
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin tu temps
Quartet programme with viola (Adrien Lamarca, Mathieu Herzog or Miguel da Silva)Haydn: Trio C major
Fauré: Piano quartet No. 1 c minor, op. 15
Brahms: Pianot quartet  No. 1 g minor, op. 25
Quartet programmes with Romain Leleu (trumpet)Russian Music 
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque g minor
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1 (with trumpet)
Mussorgsky: Pictures of an exhibition (with trumpe
French Music
Debussy: Fetes (with trumpet)
Enescu: Légende (trumpet and piano)
Ravel: La Valse
Escaich: new piece 2021 (with trumpet)
Berlioz: Le Bal - Symphonie Fantastique (with trumpet)
Debussy: Trio G major - III. Andante espressivo
Saint-Saens: Fantaisie (cornet and piano)
Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit (with trumpet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 - 1st mouvement (with trumpet)
Liszt: Tristia
Holst: "Jupiter" from The Planets (with trumpet)
Liszt: Hungarian rhapsody No. 9
Schubert: Notturno E flat major, op. posth. 148 D 897
Holst: "Uranus" from The Planets (with trumpet)
Quartet programmes with Fabienne Conrad (soprano)Beethoven: Trio E flat major, op. 1/1 - I. Allegro
Haendel: "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo
Mozart: "Dove sono" from  Marriage of Figaro
Haydn: Trio E major, Hob. XV:28 - II. Allegretto
Hummel: Trio F major, op. 22 - III. Rondo alla turca
Massenet: "Il est doux, il est bon" from Hérodiade
Liszt: O quand je dors
Fauré: Après un reve
Gounod: "Ah je veux vivre" from Romeo und Juliette
Duprac: L'invitation au voyage
Ravel: Sheherazade
Mendelssohn: Trio d minor, op. 49 - II. Andante con moto tranquillo und III. Scherzo
Cilea: "Io son l'umile ancella" from Adriana Lecouvreur
Bellini: "Casta diva" from Norma
Verdi: "Sempre libera" from La Traviata
Mozart: Trio E major, KV 542 - I. Allegro
Mozart: "Mi tradi" from Don Giovanni
Mozart: "D'Oreste, d'Ajace" from Idomeneo
Schumann: Trio no. 1 d minor, op. 63
Schumann: Widmung
Schubert: Die junge Nonne
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Tschaikowski: Trio a minor, op. 50 - II. Tema con variazoni
Tschaikowski: Niet, tolka tot, kto znal
Rachmaninov: Zdes horosho
Rachmaninov: Spring waters
Dvorak: "Mesicku" from Rusalka
Arensky: Trio Nr. 1 d minor, op. 32 - II. Scherzo - Allegro molto
Offenbach: "Emmenez-moi vers celui que j'adore" from  Robinson Crusoe
Beethoven: Triple concerto in C major, op.56
Chausson: Triple concerto in D major, op.21



Beethoven: "Ghost" Trio D major op. 70/1
Beethoven: "Archduke Trio" B flat major op. 97
Mirare (2020)

Haydn, Hummel

Joseph Haydn: Hob. XV: 1, 12, 27
Johann Nepomuk Hummels: Trio in F minor, op. 22
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2014)

Cecile Chaminade, Claude Debussy, René Lenormand Trios by Cecile Chaminade, Claude Debussy and René Lenormand
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2012)
Chopin, Liszt Chopin: Trio op. 8
Chopin: Introduction op. 3
Liszt: Tristia
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2010)
Schubert Schubert: Piano Trio E flat major op. 100, Piano Quintet "Trout"
Noriko Inoué (viola), Pénélope Poincheval (bass)
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2008)
Chausson, Ravel Trios by Ernest Chausson and Maurice Ravel
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2008)