Christoph Eggner piano
Georg Eggner violin
Florian Eggner cello
We open our 2011 season with the third tour for Chamber Music New Zealand by Austria’s outstanding and highly popular Eggner Trio. On both of their previous visits, in 2006 and 2008, the trio were greeted with great praise and applause from both critics and audiences alike, for their engaging energy, finesse and intensity.
Founded in 1997 by brothers Christoph, Florian and Georg, the Eggner Trio have quickly captured the musical world. Since their inception they have won major international awards including first prizes at the International Brahms Competition in 1999 and the Melbourne International Chamber Competition in 2003. In 2010, they debuted at London’s Wigmore Hall, immediately garnering several repeat invitations.
Hailed on their last visit to New Zealand in 2008 for their outstanding performances, the Eggners have a "rare ability to reconcile the composer’s melodic sweep with the minutest of detail" (William Dart, The New Zealand Herald).
The Eggner Trio's most recent CD, "Kaleidoskop", features contemporary Austrian composers including Johannes Berauer, Sascha Peres, and Gerrit Wunder. The CD is available on the Gramola Vienna label.
Read the Eggner Trio tour blog.
"From the first few phrases … it was evident that the Eggner Trio were about to give us one of the finest concerts of this season"
The New Zealand Herald
"A lean and sophisticated performance such as this came close to the ideal"
The Press (NZ)
"…the Eggner Trio displayed a youthful vigour and almost supernatural sense of ensemble."
The West Australian
Photo: Keith Saunders / Musica Viva Australia
|17 March 11||Programme Two||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||Christchurch|
|18 March 11||Programme One||7.30pm||Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street.||Dunedin|
|20 March 11||Programme One||5pm||Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street.||Invercargill|
|21 March 11||Programme Two||7.30pm||Nelson School of Music, 48 Nile Street.||Nelson|
|23 March 11||Programme One||7.30pm. Free Pre-Concert Talk at 6.45pm in the Regency Room||Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway, Palmerston North.||Palmerston North|
|24 March 11||Programme Two||7.30pm||Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield Street.||Wellington|
|27 March 11||Programme Two||5pm||WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.||Hamilton|
|28 March 11||Programme Two||8pm||Napier Municipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson Street.||Napier|
|30 March 11||Programme One||7.30pm||Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, TSB Showplace, 92-100 Devon Street West.||New Plymouth|
musically and visually rivetingRead full reviewElizabeth Bouman, Otago Daily Times - 21 Mar 2011
undoubtedly the very best piano trio I have heardRead full reviewMargot Hannigan, Nelson Mail - 22 Mar 2011
I truly felt that this was music-making that didn’t get much better, anywhereRead full reviewPeter Mechen, Middle C - 24 Mar 2011
tremendous sweep and intensityRead full reviewJohn Button, The Dominion Post - 29 Mar 2011