Trio of treats
“Among the EggnerTrio’s many strengths, two are paramount: They play as one and adopt a fresh approach to each work they tackle.” ( Adelaide Observer)
Three electrifying brothers, three intimate masterpieces, one intense night to remember – Austria’s stunning Eggner Trio return to Auckland next month performing a programme including New Zealand composer John Psathas’ Island Songs.
Internationally-acclaimed and famed for their “musically impassioned togetherness”, the Eggner Trio performs at Auckland Town Hall, The Edge on Tuesday, April 8, at 8pm, as part of their 10centre nationwide tour presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.
The brothers from Vienna were audience favourites when they toured to New Zealand in 2006 and CMNZ is thrilled to welcome them back.
“At the heart of their performance was their utterly fabulous technique. The result was that magical ability both to grasp the big picture and to concentrate on the details” (The Press)
Founded in 1997, the Eggner Trio regularly perform concerts and festivals throughout Europe, North America and Japan.
In 2003 they won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and in 2006 were nominated for the Carnegie Hall Rising Stars Project.
Mentored and tutored by Juri Smirnov (Vienna Brahms Trio), Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), Gunter Pichler and Thomas Kakuska (Alban Berg Quartet), the brothers individually have amassed a mantelpiece full of prizes and awards.
Georg Eggner plays a Joseph Gagliano violin (1779) and Florian Eggner a Carl Richter cello (1907).
At the heart of the Eggner Trio programme on their New Zealand tour is John Psathas’ striking Island Songs, a piece inspired by the unique rhythms of Greek dances.
The programme also includes Beethoven’s Trio in E flat and Brahms’ Trio in B.
Book at Ticketek by phoning 0800 TICKETEK or online at www. ticketek.co.nz. Tickets: A Res $55, B Res $45, C Res $35. Student rush on the day $15 (with student ID). Service fees apply.