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 six CD’s with trios by Chausson, Ravel, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Cécile Chaminade, René Lenormand, Haydn and Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Beethoven which garnered 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.
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Vogler Quartet (in collaboration with Künstleragentur Vivace)
Tim Vogler (violin)
Frank Reinecke (violin)
Stefan Fehlandt (viola)
Stephan Forck (violoncello)
Individuality finding harmonious expression in ensemble –this has to be the quintessence of the Vogler Quartet, an ensemble which can claim the distinction of retaining its original membership since its formation in 1985. With an intelligent approach to the genre of chamber music, a brilliant playing technique, interpretive tactfulness and a vibrant ensemble spirit, Tim Vogler, Frank Reinecke, Stefan Fehlandt and Stephan Forck have created a unique string quartet sound which consistently offers new insights into the genre.
This East German ensemble had its beginnings at the Hanns Eisler Musical Academy in Berlin. It became internationally renowned in 1986 only one year after its foundation as the first prize winner of the famous Evian string quartet competition. Eberhard Feltz, György Kurtág and the LaSalle Quartet, notably Walter Levin, subsequently sponsored the quartet and became influential mentors.
The ensemble’s extensive repertoire of classical pieces from Haydn to Bartók as well as the Second Viennese School is complemented by both contemporary and less known works like the monumental five-hours quartet by Morton Feldman or a Rihm cycle with the Arditti Quartet on the occasion of Expo 2000. Among the world premieres are compositions by Jörg Widman, Mauricio Kagel, Ian Wilson, Frank Michael Beyer and Sven-Ingo Koch.
The Vogler Quartet actively broadens its field by collaborating with renowned artists like Lynn Harrell, James Levine, Bernard Greenhouse, Boris Pergamenschikow and Menahem Pressler and musical partners as David Orlowsky, Daniel Müller-Schott or Ute Lemper.
They feel just as comfortable in the European music centers as in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Since 1993 the quartet has organised its own concert series at Konzerthaus Berlin.The four musicians have been the artistic directors of the Sligo International Chamber Music Festival (Ireland) since 2000 as well as of the Kammermusiktage Homburg (Saar) in Germany since 2002.
All of them have professorships at the conservatories in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Berlin and give master classes in Europe and overseas.
The Vogler Quartet’s discography features a number of highly praised recordings of Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Reger, Schulhoff, K.A. Hartmann, clarinet quintets by Mozart and Golijov with David Orlowsky as well as a tango cd with the bandoneon player Marcelo Nisinman. The album ‚Paris Days – Berlin Nights‘ with Ute Lemper and Stefan Malzew was nominated for a Grammy award. The quartet is currently recording the complete quartets by Dvorák for cpo. Three double cds have already been released.
With the book „Eine Welt auf sechzehn Saiten – Gespräche mit dem Vogler Quartett“ (by Frank Schneider, Berenberg Verlag) the ensemble celebrated its 30th anniversary.