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Amatis Trio

Violin / Cello / Piano

Amatis Trio
Amatis Trio
Date & Time
Saturday 11th November 2023, 8pm
The Saloon, Russborough House
Ticket Info
Tickets €38 / €19 student concession
(+ booking fee)
Lea Hausmann / violin
Samuel Shepherd / cello
Mengjie Han / piano
Amanda Feery Gone to Earth
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Lili Boulanger D'un Soir Triste
Mendelssohn Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Regarded as one of the leading ensembles of their generation, the Amatis Trio are celebrated for their energy, communication and passion. From their base in Salzburg they have performed in 43 countries across 5 continents and have been awarded some of the most prestigious music prizes from around the world.

Regularly featuring in international festivals like the BBC Proms, Verbier Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival, the Amatis Trio received rave reviews for their debut tour of Ireland in 2018. We're thrilled that they’ll make their West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival debut this year.

Lea, Sam and Mengie have called their programme Iuvenis Anima (Young Soul). All four featured works were written when their composers were under the age of 35, and demonstrate both the flourishing energy of youth and a deep awareness of the ups and downs of human emotion.

An introduction to the Amatis Trio

Their virtuosity and musicality is of absolute world class.
Schweizer Tagblatt

The Amatis Trio was founded in Amsterdam in 2014 and is now based in Salzburg, Austria. German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd, and Dutch pianist Mengjie Han are celebrated for their energy, insight, creativity, communication and passion. The trio is regarded as one of the leading ensembles of its generation.

The Amatis Trio has performed in 43 countries across 5 continents and has won many major international competitions and awards. They are former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and were selected as ECHO Rising Stars (European Concert Hall Organisation) by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Köln Philharmonie, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Dortmund Konzerthaus. The trio has been awarded some of the most prestigious music prizes from around the world including the Kersjesprijs of the Netherlands and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship award.

In addition to performances in many of the worlds leading festivals including the BBC Proms, Verbier Festival, Switzerland and the Edinburgh International Festival, the trio are regularly invited as soloists in triple concerto repertoire, appearing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Wales and Frankfurt Museums Orchestra. They are currently 'Artists in Residence at Cambridge University and appointees of the Irene R Miller Piano Trio Residency at the University of Toronto, Canada.

The Amatis Trio released their debut CD on AVI Records featuring the music of Enescu, Ravel and Britten. The disc received high praise amongst critics and earned the ensemble inclusion in Gramophone Magazines 'Artists to Watch`.

Their strong commitment to contemporary music led the trio to form the ‘Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize’, aimed at encouraging young composers to expand the piano trio repertoire. Since it's inception they have commissioned and premiered 15 contemporary pieces, most recently Moorlands, a work by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi.

Prize-winning accolades include the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the 2018 International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna, the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar, Germany.

Both Lea and Sam play on very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instruments kindly loaned by generous patrons through the Beares International Violin Society.

Amatis Trio