Georg Eggner | Violin
Florian Eggner | Violoncello
Christoph Eggner | Piano
“Over and above Eggner Trio’s beautiful translucent clarity is their collective musical intelligence and insight.“ | The Sydney Morning Herald
The Austrian Eggner Trio is one of the most recognised and well-known of today's leading piano trios. Founded in 1997 by three brothers - Georg (violin), Florian (cello), and Christoph (piano) – the trio regularly performs in such distinguished venues as Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
The Eggner Trio has appeared throughout Europe, in Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and quite frequently in Australia and New Zealand. International festivals in which they have performed include the Kissinger Summer, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Heidelberg Spring and the Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus.
The trio received international recognition in 2003 when they won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Australia. In 2006, through the European Concert Hall Organisation “Rising Stars” series, they played concerts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Musikverein in Vienna.
Besides playing chamber music, the three brothers have played as soloists in the triple concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven and Bohuslav Martinu, performing with the Orchestra Filharmonica dell‘Umbria (Italy), the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Australia), the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic of Budweis (Czech Republic), and the Tonkünstler Orchestra (Austria).
Recordings with Live Classics include the Beethoven Trio in D Major op. 70 Nr. 1 (Ghost Trio), the Archduke Trio in B-flat Major op. 97 (for which they were awarded “Best Recording 2008” from Klassiek Centraal), and Mendelssohn’s Trio in d minor, op. 49, and Trio in c minor op. 66.
With Gramola they have recorded both piano trios by Shostakovich, the Ivan Eröd Trio op. 21, the CD “Kaleidoskop” with modern works by Austrian composers (Johannes Berauer, Sascha Peres, and Gerrit Wunder), as well as Brahms’ Trio Nr. 2 in C Major op. 87 and Clara Schumann’s Trio in g minor op. 17 (for which they were awarded “Pasticciopreis” in Radio Oesterreich 1) and most recent the complete piano trios composed by Werner Pirchner.
Georg Eggner performs on a violin built by Giovanni Pistucci (1895) and Florian Eggner on a cello of Carl Richter (1907).
2021 | 2022
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Werner Pirchner: Piano Trios
Piano Trio No. 1, PWV 31 "Wem gehört der Mensch?" (1988)
Piano Trio No. 2, PWV 29b "Heimat" (1988/92)
Piano Trio No. 3, PWV 63 "Heute... war Gestern Morgen. Heute... ist Morgen Gestern" (1997)
Label: Gramola | 2016
Johannes Brahms: Trio Nr. 2 in C major, op. 87
Clara Schumann: Trio in G minor, op. 17
Label: Gramola | 2013
Gerrit Wunder: Sequentia Miraculi (2010)
Johannes Berauer: Piano Trio No. 1 (2006/2007)
Sascha Peres: Sieben Präludien mit Prolog und Epilog (2009)
All works were composed for the Eggner Trio.
Label: Gramola | 2010
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66
Label: Live Classics | 2009
Werner Pirchner: „Heute …war Gestern Morgen. Heute …ist Morgen Gestern“ PWV 63
Werner Pirchner: „Heimat?“ PWV 29b
Werner Pirchner: „Wem gehört der Mensch …?“ PWV 31
Georg Eggner, Violine
Florian Eggner, Violoncello
Christoph Eggner, Klavier
Tobias Moretti, Rezitation