Klaviertrio Hannover

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With Katharina Sellheim (piano)
Łucja Madziar (violin)
Johannes Krebs (cello)

With its rousing and captivating play and multifacated programs, the Hanover Piano Trio delights press and audiences at home and abroad. After celebrated concerts in the Elbphilharmonie, the ensemble recorded the renowned CD Ludwig van Beethoven: The Piano Quartets (GENUIN/SWR) together with Konstantin Sellheim (viola). With great passion the Piano Trio Hannover also dedicates itself to unknown works.

The trios by Emilie Mayer, rediscovered by the ensemble’s pianist, were performed for the first time on November 25, 2021, in cooperation with NDR. They are first recorded on this CD and published as sheet music by Furore-Verlag.

Katharina Sellheim (piano) is a passionate chamber musician and was engaged by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as a Lied accompanist for the concerts of his master classes. Since then, she has been a guest at international festivals such as the Beethoven-Fest Bonn, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling and Saksa Kevad in Finland.

Katharina Sellheim is a piano partner of renowned artists and regularly gives guest performances at the Elbphilharmonie, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Gasteig Munich. She performs in the Duo Sellheim with her brother Konstantin (Munich Philharmonic) and in the Sellheim-Kuti-Trio with László Kuti (solo clarinetist of the Munich Philharmonic).

Her CDs Fantasy, Fairy Tales and Skylla and Charybdis have been highly acclaimed by the press and the public. Her performances have been recorded by NDR, WDR, SWR and hr. Katharina Sellheim is a lecturer at master classes in Germany and abroad and at the Barenboim-Said Center for Music in Ramallah. In addition, the pianist is involved in Rhapsody in School and her music education project Beethoven reloaded.

Łucja Madziar (violin) was born in Poland. After early musical training, she studied first with Petru Munteanu and later with Silvia Marcovici. She also received formative impulses from Ida Haendel, Ivry Gitlis and Shlomo Mintz. Łucja Madziar is a prize winner of the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna and winner of the International Violin Competition Vaclav Huml in Zagreb.

She also received the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievement and was awarded the Aalto Stage Prize for Young Artists. The violinist performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras and is a passionate chamber musician. Another important field in her work is her concertmaster activities, which she has been performing as 1st concertmaster of the Hannover State Opera since 2010. Permanent engagements in this position have also taken her to the Munich and Essen Philharmonic Orchestras and to the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Łucja Madziar plays a violin by Carlo Landol from 1759.

Johannes Krebs (cello) studied in Hanover, Madrid, Basel and Cologne with Frans Helmerson, Friedrich-Jürgen Sellheim, Klaus Heitz and Reinhard Latzko and at master classes with Boris Pergamenschikow, Bernard Greenhouse, Wolfgang Boettcher, Siegfried Palm, Mario Brunello, Menahem Pressler and Yehudi Menuhin. He has won many prizes at international competitions and can be heard in all the major concert halls worldwide.

As a soloist, he has played under renowned conductors such as Ingo Metzmacher, Christopher Hogwood, Marko Letonja, Markus Poschner, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Florian Krumpöck, Thomas Klug and Nicholas Milton. He was deputy principal cellist of the Hamburg Philharmonic and 1st principal cellist of the Bremen Philharmonic. This was followed by teaching activities at the University of the Arts Bremen and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His CDs have been nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award and the Opus Klassik. He plays on a cello by Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan 1746.

Picture: Irène Zandel

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Klaviertrio Hannover

CD album cover 'Missing Link: Emilie Mayer' (GEN 22790) with Klaviertrio Hannover

Missing Link: Emilie Mayer

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Klaviertrio Hannover

GEN 22790  –  3.6.2022