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Eggner Trio

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Biography

Eggner Trio: Their most important teachers were Guenter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), Juri Smirnov (Brahms Trio Vienna) and the Altenberg Trio. In addition, the Trio has worked in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), Norbert Brainin and Sigmund Nissel (Amadeus Quartet), Thomas Kakuska (Alban Berg Quartet) as well as with Steven Isserlis.
The three brothers have given concerts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia as well as in the USA, and have performed at major venues and leading festivals in Austria, such as the Konzerthaus Vienna, Brucknerhaus Linz, Klangbogen Vienna, Lockenhaus Festival, Oberoesterreichische Stiftskonzerte, Carinthischer Sommer, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems. During the 2005-2006 season, the Eggner Trio appeared in the Rising Stars series at Konserthuset Stockholm, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Megaron Athens, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Cologne, Cité de la Musique Paris, Carnegie Hall New York, Musikverein Vienna and Mozarteum Salzburg and performed at the Herkulessaal in Munich.
During the same season, the Trio went on tour through Australia (the Special Prize of the Musica Viva Australia Award) and was invited again to undertake another tour in 2008. During the 2006-2007 and the 2007-2008 seasons, the Eggner Trio was invited by Chamber Music New Zealand to tour New Zealand. Since 2005, the Eggner Trio has been teaching various chamber music courses in Austria, for example at the Academy at Castle Weinberg and the Chamber Music Festival Reichenau.
The members of the Eggner Trio have performed as soloists in the Triple Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven with the Chamber Philharmonic of Southern Bohemia in Budweis, the Orchestra Filarmonica dell’ Umbria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Christoph Eggner, piano, prizewinner of several competitions, studied with Paul Badura-Skoda and Oleg Maisenberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as well as with Brigitte Engerer and Michel Béroff at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance Paris. He received a scholarship from the Alban Berg Foundation in 1994. Since 2000, he has been assistant to Oleg Maisenberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Georg Eggner, violin, is a first prize winner of Jugend musiziert, Prima la Musica, Concorso Internazionale di Musica per I Giovani, Stresa and "ORF-violin". After his studies with Boris Kuschnir for eleven years, he has been studying with Guenter Pichler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He received scholarships from the Alban Berg Foundation, the Duerr Foundation and the Tokyo Foundation. Florian Eggner, violoncello, is a first prize winner of Prima la Musica 1996. He studied with Wolfgang Herzer and his assistant Stefan Kropfitsch at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as with Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Georg Eggner plays a violin built by Joseph Gagliano in 1779 and Florian Eggner a violoncello built by Carl Richter in 1907.
The Eggner Trio has made numerous recordings for the Austrian Radio Corporation, the German Bavarian Radio Corporation, the German South West Radio Corporation, Radio France, ABC Australia, the Radio New Zealand, as well as a TV recording at the Oberoesterreichische Stiftskonzerte for Austrian Television. The Eggner Trio’s first Compact Disc for the Live Classics "Young Artists" Series was recorded at the Augustinerchorherrenstift Polling, Germany. The disc, released on February 2008, presents two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Trio in D major op.70/1 “Ghost Trio” and the Trio in B flat major op.97 “Archduke Trio”.