Amatis Piano Trio

Amatis Piano Trio

Experience the consummate musicianship of the multi-award winning Amatis Piano Trio, widely acclaimed for their intensity, passion and beautifully-nuanced performances

Tour Dates

Mon 8 Oct, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Book Tickets
Wed 10 Oct, 8pm St. Finian's Church, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Thurs 11 Oct, 8.30pm The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely Book Tickets
Fri 12 Oct, 8pm Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard Book Tickets
Sat 13 Oct, 1pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork Book Tickets
Sun 14 Oct, 3pm Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Book Tickets
Tues 16 Oct, 8pm All Saints Church, Castleconnell Book Tickets
Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm Georgian Large Room, Waterford Book Tickets

Just weeks after forming in 2014, this exhilarating young piano trio won the audience prize at the Grachtenfestival-Concours in Amsterdam, quickly leading to their debut at the Royal Concertgebouw. Since then, they’ve taken the chamber music scene by storm, winning a slew of international prizes including the 2015 International Parkhouse Award in Wigmore Hall. For the 2018/2019 season, the trio has been selected as ‘Rising Stars’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation, which will see them perform in 23 prestigious concert venues across Europe.

The three players combine to create a gloriously balanced sound, the sensitivity of Dutch/Chinese pianist Mengjie Han a wonderful counterpoint to the exuberant energy of British cellist Samuel Shepherd and the delicate precision of German violinist Lea Hausmann. Known for playing intense and often highly charged programmes, with a repertoire spanning from Haydn to Shostakovich, the trio is equally committed to contemporary works, in 2015 founding the Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize to encourage young composers to further the repertoire. On this tour they will premiere a new work by Irish composer Amanda Feery, commissioned by Music Network. Always lyrical, often surprising, catch this trio while you can!

 

Lea Hausmann, violin

Samuel Shepherd, cello

Mengjie Han, piano

Mon 8 Oct Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €17 / €14 094 9023733
Wed 10 Oct St. Finian's Church, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01 4750224 Music Network
Thurs 11 Oct The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm , €16 / €14 0402 38529
Fri 12 Oct Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard 8pm , €20 / €10 044 9666344 Derravaragh Music Association
Sat 13 Oct Triskel Christchurch, Cork 1pm , €10 / €8 021 4272022
Sun 14 Oct Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 3pm , €16 / €14 066 7123055
Tues 16 Oct All Saints Church, Castleconnell 8pm , €15 / €10 061 953400 Limerick Culture and Arts Office
Wed 17 Oct Georgian Large Room, Waterford 7.30pm , €15 / €5 Waterford Music

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) 
Trio in C major, Hob XV:27 
I.             Allegro
II.            Andante
III.           Presto

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110                             
I.             Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch
II.            Ziemlich langsam
III.           Rasch 
IV.          Kräftig, mit Humor

Amanda Feery (b.1984) 
New commission by Music Network 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49                          
I.             Molto allegro agitato
II.            Andante con moto tranquillo
III.           Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV.          Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 - fragment from the 2nd movement


Haydn Piano Trio in C major, Hob. XV:27


"Young, enormously talented and extremely exciting"

- Rhein-Neck-Zeitung

"The day’s real substance came in a light and deft performance of Ravel’s Piano Trio by the Amatis Trio."

- The Irish Times

"Breathtaking"

- ClassicalSource.com