With David Frühwirth (violin), Johannes Krebs (cello) and Katharina Sellheim (piano) of the Hanover Piano Trio, three musicians have come together who inspire critics and audiences in Germany and abroad with their rousing and captivating performances as well as their well-conceived and varied programs.
In addition to their respective careers as a first concertmaster of the Oper Hanover, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and a much sough-after chamber music partner and Lied accompanist, trio playing occupies an important role in their life as musicians. Performances at the Beethovenfest Bonn and in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie were two highlights of the numerous appearences by the trio, which has become an established name in the chamber music world.
The trio devotes itself with great passion to special programs for special occasions. For the Centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the ensemble presented his rarely-performed Piano Trio from 1937, and for Ludwig van Beetoven’s 250th birthday the ensemble recorded the Classical master’s four early piano quartets, together with the violist Konstantin Sellheim at the label Genuin. The CD received fabulous reviews and was nominated for the prestigious Opus Klassik 2020 award.