UVM LANE SERIES SEASON FINALE: MORGENSTERN TRIO
The UVM Lane Series wraps up its 2011-2012 concert season with a performance by the youthful Morgenstern Trio, featuring Catherine Klipfel on piano, Stefan Hempel on violin, and Emanuel Wehse on cello. The concert will be held on Friday, May 4 at 7:30pm at the UVM Recital Hall.
After only two short years of working together, the Morgenstern Trio emerged on the European music scene by capturing First Prize at the 2007 International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna. The trio also won awards at the Fifth Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the ARD Competition in Munich, and, in 2010, was awarded the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio award, complete with twenty major debuts. The Trio was also selected by the European Concert Hall Organization for the Rising Star Series in 2009/2010, which granted them debuts in Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Cologne, Brussels, Birmingham, and Stockholm, to name a few.
For its New England debut, the Trio will perform Debussy's Piano Trio in G Major, Leonard Bernstein's Piano Trio, and Brahms' Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8, in B Major. The concert is generously sponsored by a gift from the estate of Milton H. Crouch, by his request, in appreciation of the rich musical diversity offered by the Lane Series; and by 101.7 WCVT.
For tickets, please visit the UVM Lane Series online or call the Flynn Theater Box Office at (802) 863-5966.
The piano trio named itself after the popular 19th century German poet Christian Morgenstern.
Catherine Klipfel, piano, Stefan Hempel, violin, and Emanuel Wehse, cellist, met during their studies at the Folkwang Conservatory in Essen, Germany.
Their live CD was released in 2008 and features works by Beethoven and Brahms. It has captured the attention of presenters and critics alike.
"Three stars sparkle... Their debut tour between Hamburg, Wien and Athens, the three exceptional talents, Catherine Klipfel, violinist Stefan Hempel, and cellist Emanuel Wehse used the chance to take the Stefaniensaal in Graz by storm... Mendelssohn's D-minor Trio gets a breathtaking virtuoso-criterion, in which cello solo and the piano cascades do splash 'molto agitato'. If atonality, Schumann-reminiscence and Neo-Romantic do such a listenable Liaison as in Wolfgang Rihms 'Fremde Szene III' (1984), then sizzles high suspense. A great evening!"
Kleine Zeitung, Austria
"The listener heard everything desirable in a chamber music concert: rhythm, precision, balance in sound and perfect intonation. Above all an organic unity in interpretation. After the last note faded away, the hall was suffocating by silence, as if the audience had to solve a spell before breaking into an orgy of applause."
Muenchner Merkur, Germany