Vienna Piano Trio
For over 20 years has performed the Vienna Piano Trio regularly in almost all major music centers in Europe, Latin America, North America, Australia and the Far East. After its founding by violinist Wolfgang Redik, cellist Marcus Trefny and pianist Stefan Mendl in 1988 early, extensive studies allowed for renowned musicians an early start of an international career. Among the most important teachers and mentors of the ensemble included Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirschbaum, Joseph Kalichstein and the members of the Trio di Trieste, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Guarneri Quartet and the Lasalle. Since the summer of 2001, Matthias Gredler has assumed the position of the cellist in the Vienna Piano Trio. Since 2012 Bogdan Bozovic violinist of the Vienna Piano Trio.
In addition to regular appearances at music festivals such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the festival “Aix en Provence”, the Salzburg Mozart Festival, the Beethoven days Bonn, or the Chamber Music Festival in Kuhmo / Finland and the festivals in Ottawa, Toronto and Lanaudiere, the ensemble has performed on extended tours music in cities such as London, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Tokyo, Sydney, Brussels, Barcelona and Berlin. From 1997 to 2006, the Vienna Piano Trio designed for `the Jeunesse Musicale one cycle at the Vienna Musikverein. Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” was performed with many major orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique Belgique, the English Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
Since the 2006/2007 season, the ensemble has its own first cycle of four concerts for the “Wiener Konzerthaus” in the Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. In the season 2011/2012, the Vienna Piano Trio “Ensemble in Residence” at London ‘s Wigmore Hall “was. For the coming season the ensemble including a cycle of 4 concerts for BBC Radio 3 in LSO St Luke’s in London. The discography of the Vienna Piano Trio includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Schnittke. These recordings were made with the British record label Nimbus Records and has received several awards (Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Radio 3, “Record of the Month”, The London Times Classical Album of the Year).
Since 2002, the Vienna Piano Trio and for the label MDG (music production Dabringhaus & Grimm). Previously on this label released the trios of Schubert (2002), Dvorak (2004), Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Mahler (Piano Quartet Movement) (2005), Tchaikovsky, Smetana (2008) Haydn (2009) and Live – CD with works by Beethoven, Ravel and Schumann (2010). In October 2012 released a new CD with the two piano trios by Camille Saint-Saëns.
The Vienna Piano Trio was awarded the prize of ‘Asociacion de Criticos Musicales de la Argentina, honored in 2009 for best foreign chamber music ensemble. When not on tour, the ensemble devoted increasingly to teaching. The three musicians initiated master classes at London ‘s Wigmore Hall’, the Royal College of Music in London, the Conservatory of Music in Sydney, the University of Wellington / New Zealand, Toronto Summer Music Festival as well as in Finland, France, Canada and the USA.
Bogdan Božović plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivari “Ex Arma Senkrah” from 1685, which it by the Ruggeri – is placed Foundation. Matthias Gredler plays a cello by JB Guadagnini from 1752