New Piano Trio

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 Musical highflying through time and space

Brilliant–Classic–Surprising

Rhythmic virtuosity, slender delicacy, powerful and cosmopolitan

New Piano Trio

Florian Willeitner, Violin

Maria Radutu, Piano

Ivan Turkalj, Cello

Fast-paced melodies fly through space, buzzing with exciting rhythms: the New Piano Trio (Germany) spreads its wings and takes you into a whole new universe of sound. The air positively vibrates as these three virtuosos demonstrate the lightness of being at an Irish wedding in Bucharest – high emotions, dancing feet, and good times are impossible to stop.  “Sensual“ and “intoxicating“ describe the Passacaglia or the Fugue of the New Piano Trio as they play their way into the 21st century with “wild” energy and youthful exuberance. This is the sound of the New Piano Trio: slender delicacy, rhythmic virtuosity, powerful and cosmopolitan!

Pianist Maria Radutu, violinist Florian Willeitner and cellist Ivan Turkalj, three top-musicians, demonstrate with every ringing breath the depth of their knowledge and craftsmanship. They have internalised the very essence of their music.

The New Piano Trio redefines the genre, conquering hereto undiscovered worlds of sound. The intensity of the experience unfolds a vast spectrum of colourful sonorities in all imaginable shades. The compositions of violinist Florian Willeitner oscillate effortlessly between radiant and brooding harmonies. Precise movements and intricate Balkan-like rhythms are paired with lyrical melodies to enchant the senses. It is a music that cannot be contained in the “chamber”, but belongs rather to the great stages of the world. Here, not only is every note in place – the cleverness and joyful curiosity of the trio make for an unforgettable listening experience. Whether you are used to classical or pop music: the New Piano Trio is for all ears. You have never heard it quite like this!

Biographies

Florian Willeitner, Violin

  • Born in Passau, Germany

  • Highly acclaimed composer, arranger and interpret

  • Plays Classical, Jazz & World music

  • Own violin concerto in the Vienna Musikverein (Austria)

The 25-year old violinist and composer Florian Willeitner has already earned a reputation for first class performances at renowned concert halls. For example: 2015 – “Violin Concerto no. 1” at the Vienna Musikverein, “Valentinair” at the Salzburg Festspielhaus, “Bach Recomposed” at the Stuttgart Music Festival; or 2016 – the 2nd prize at the International Zbigniew Seifert Competition. With the violin in his backpack, he travels to the most diverse cultures of folk music in the world.

www.florianwilleitner.com

 Maria Radutu, Piano

  • Born in Bucharest, Romania

  • Solo artist at Decca/Universal

  • Solo concerts with an orchestra in Asia, the USA and Europe

 The pianist Maria Radutu has been a solo artist at Decca / Universal Music since her 2016 album “Insomnia”. Her solo career has taken her to venues including the Carnegie Hall, Vienna Musikverein, State Opera and Konzerthaus, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Auditorio National in Madrid, Radio Hall in Bucharest, Smith Center in Las Vegas, National Concert Hall in Taipei and the Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok; with orchestras like the Vienna Radio Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Califonia Symphony, Vienna State Opera, Orquesta Classica Santa Cecilia.

www.mariaradutu.com

 Ivan Turkalj, Cello

  • Born in Zagreb, Croatia

  • From baroque to pop

  • Travels on 4 continents with various ensembles and bands

 The cellist Ivan Turkalj is a worldwide-successful musician with high-quality programmes ranging from baroque to classical music to improvised contemporary music, jazz and pop. As the founder and member of many successful bands and ensembles, such as The Hidden Cameras and The Erlkings, he is equally at home in concert halls as well as on a pop stage with over 25,000 spectators.

www.ivanturkalj.com

1 of 60-70 minutes

  • Irish Wedding in Bucharest (7 min)

  • Onk’lgroove (5 min)

  • Piano Trio (Klaviertrio) No. 2 (25 min)

            1. Portrait / 2. Scherz (Joke) – One For The Road / 3. Song/Choral – Transformation of Hearts / 4. Fugue in Odd

  • Osiris (7 min)

  • Niederbayerische Integrationssuite für Klaviertrio (12 min)

  • evtl. No Place To Go (Zugabe, 5 min)

2 of 90 minutes

  • Irish Wedding in Bucharest (7 min)

  • Piano Trio (Klaviertrio) No. 2 (25 min)

            1. Portrait / 2. Scherz (Joke) – One For The Road / 3. Song/Choral – Transformation of Hearts / 4. Fugue in Odd

        Intermission

  • Valentinar (15 min)

  • Osiris (7 min)

  • Niederbayerische Integrationssuite für Klaviertrio (12 min)

  • evtl. No Place To Go (Zugabe, 5 min)

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