Amatis Piano Trio - Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich - Engaging Romanticism

Amatis Piano Trio - Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich - Engaging Romanticism

Some of the program:

Beethoven - Piano Trio in Bes, on. 11 'Gassenhauer

Mendelssohn - Piano trio no. 1 in d, on. 49

Shostakovich - Piano trio no. 1 in c, op. 8


Amatis Piano Trio

Imagine: three students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam bump into each other. They decide to play together a couple of times, participate in the Grachtenfestival-Concours at the bonnefooi and take off with the Audience Award. It happened to the Dutch Amatis Piano Trio. What's the chemistry between these three musicians? According to pianist Mengjie Han this is because his colleagues Lea and Sam have just as much passion for chamber music as he does. "Their intuition is very strong," he says. "The music must touch the heart. You can't learn that from a book. It comes down to feeling; you've got it, or you haven't."


Jovial Beethoven

A concert as a tasty menu. This is what the Amatis Piano Trio presents with three totally different piano trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. "We believe the audience will have a great concert if you really experience the contrasts between the pieces", the three musicians let us know. You bet it does. Beethoven shows his most jovial side in his Gassenhauertrio. In a good mood and with the necessary humour, he occasionally puts you on the wrong track as a listener.


Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

Shostakovich further intensifies the contrasts in his First Piano Trio. He had good reasons for this, because in this play the sixteen year old Shostakovich declared love to his then holiday girlfriend. And well, that produces music that moves between seductive melodies and passages full of playful teasing. Mendelssohn's First Piano Trio is the main work of the programme. From the energetic beginning, Mendelssohn takes you into his fairytale musical world. Contemporaries immediately heard a masterpiece in it. "Mendelssohn is the Mozart of the nineteenth century," Schumann declared enthusiastically.


Youtube tip

Listen to the Amatis Piano Trio with Haydn's Piano Trio in C, Hob. XV:27 (1795)

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Friday 17 January 2020, 20:00

The beautiful piano trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich appeal to the imagination. Especially when the Amatis Piano Trio plays these pieces. Pianist and Liszt Competition winner Mengjie Han, violinist Lea Hausmann and cellist Samuel Shepherd have an international reputation with their flamboyant and impressive performances. In the Edesche Concert Hall this is more than welcome in Beethoven's cheerful Gassenhauertrio and two gripping piano trios by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 17 January 2020, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
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  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
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Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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