News Round Up: Michael Wollny Trio

31 October 2017

Audience Reaction \

"What a performance last night in the Linenhall in Castlebar. A must drop in if they are in your neighbourhood!!!" Werner Lewon, Linenhall Arts Centre

"Incredible concert in Castlebar tonight. Highly recommend it." Eriko Uehara Hopkinson, Linenhall Arts Centre

"Michael #Wollny Trio's superb second half @PavilionTheatre, grrrreat stuff @act_music" Bartholomew James, Pavilion Theatre

"Enjoyed the Michael Wollny trio at @sugarclubdublin last night, catch their @MusNetIrl tour if you can" Martin Foyle, The Sugar Club

"A rare treat: the hypnotic energy of Michael Wollny Trio @TriskelCork. #CorkJazzFestival" Denis Spillane, Triskel Christchurch


Press \ and websites, Hot Press Magazine and The Irish Times featured the Michael Wollny Trio's tour. The concerts were also previewed on the radio by The JK Ensemble, Vespertine and Jazz Mine DCFM, which played tracks from the trio's latest album 'Nachtfahrten'.

Hot Press Magazine, Wednesday 25 October 2017

The Irish Times, Saturday 21 October 2017

Michael spoke to Dominic Reilly on how the smaller ensembles and travelling to new locations influences his live performances. Read the full interview on

“I am at home in the trio format. I also like a duo format for similar reasons: In a trio and duo you don’t have to press or force things, you can be much more in the moment. Each evening we play a new place. Everything is different. We travel there, there is new scenery, new conversations. All these things create new ideas outside the music. These things get added, they help to make it a different concert every evening”

Michael also did interviews with the Irish Examiner and the Evening Echo Cork to promote the final concert in Triskel Christchurch as part of the Cork Jazz Festival 2017.

The Irish Examiner, Saturday 21 October 2017

Evening Echo Cork, Thursday 26 October 2017

The concert at Triskel Christchurch on Sunday 29 October was reviewed by both The Irish Times and the Irish Examiner.

"The first tune was by drummer Eric Schaefer, and was a showcase of Wollny's talent, building to an astounding piano solo that drew widely, and reached back into the classical tradition too. The group, with Christian Weber on bass, do swing, but theirs is a very European sound."


Programme Notes \

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Journalist and reviewer Cormac Larkin compiled the programme notes for the Michael Wollny Trio in October 2017.

Read them here.


Photos / Video \ 

The Sugar Club, Wednesday 25th October

Credit: John Cronin, Dublin Jazz Photography


The Sugar Club, Wednesday 25th October