Lea Hausmann | Violin
Samuel Shepherd | Violoncello
Andrei Gologan | Piano
“Their virtuosity of absolute world-class …“ | Schweizer Tagblatt
Founded in Amsterdam in 2014 and now based in Salzburg, the Amatis Trio performs in all major concert venues worldwide and is one of the most sought-after piano trios internationally. German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Romanian pianist Andrei Gologan are acclaimed worldwide for their energy, insight, communication and passion.
The Amatis Trio has given concerts in over 40 countries on five continents and has won numerous international competitions and prizes. They have been BBC New Generation Artists and ECHO Rising Stars, among others, and recently won two of the biggest international music awards - the Kersjesprijs of the Netherlands and the Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship Prize from Great Britain. They received further prizes at the International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne 2018, at the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna 2018, at the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar and at the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2015/16.
The past seasons have taken the Amatis Trio to numerous leading European concert venues, such as London's Wigmore Hall, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonie, L'Auditori Barcelona and the Philharmonie de Paris. Furthermore, the trio made festival debuts at the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh Festival and the Verbier Festival, among others. The Amatis Trio has also performed as soloists with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the BBC Wales Orchestra and the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra. The three musicians are also Artists-in-Residence at Cambridge University and the University of Toronto as part of the “Irene R. Miller Piano Trio Residency”.
Highlights of the 2022/23 season include concerts at the Cologne Philharmonie, the Salzburg Mozarteum, with Daniel Hope at the Dresden Frauenkirche, guest performances in Switzerland, Italy and the UK, and extensive tours in the USA and Sweden.
The Amatis Trio's debut CD was released by CAvi Records and includes works by Enescu, Ravel and Britten. The CD was widely praised by experts and critics alike. Gramophone Magazine nominated the ensemble for this in the category “Artists to Watch”. The enthusiasm of the Amatis Trio for contemporary music led to the establishment of the "Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize" in 2015, which aims to encourage young composers to expand the piano trio repertoire. The trio has since commissioned 15 contemporary works, most recently Moorlands, a piano trio by the Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, who will dedicate a triple concerto to the trio in 2023.
The trio has been working intensively with Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) since 2015. They received further important impulses from Lukas Hagen, Hatto Beyerle, the trio Jean Paul, Fabio Bidini, Ilya Grubert, Anner Bylsma, Ivry Gitlis, Christian Schuster, Ib Hausmann, Imre Rohmann, Menahem Pressler and Sir András Schiff.
Lea Hausmann and Samuel Shepherd both play on very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instruments kindly loaned by generous patrons through the Beares International Violin Society.
2022 | 2023
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Enescu, Ravel, Britten: Piano Trios
George Enescu: Piano Trio No. 1, in G Minor (1897)
Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor (1914)
Benjamin Britten: Introduction and Allegro, for piano trio (1932)
Label: CAvi-Music | 2020