Franziska Pietsch, Violin Atilla Aldemir, Viola Hila Karni, Cello
German violinist Franziska Pietsch, Turkish violist Atilla Aldemir and Israeli cellist Hila Karni form the international string trio, which was founded in Germany. All three musicians, coming from different cultures, are each on their own varied and moving artistic path in concert life. Three personalities full of character share their passion for chamber music, cultivate their individuality without neglecting the homogeneity of the ensemble. This creates a unique mixture of temperament, compelling joy of playing and sparkling solo presence.
The Trio Lirico was founded in 2014 and was soon able to successfully establish itself in concert life. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Max Reger's death, the trio recorded their debut album on the audite label in 2017. Another release with works by Weinberg, Schnittke and Pendercki also received enthusiastic reviews from the international specialist press and was nominated for the ICMA and the German Record Critics' Prize 2020.
At least since their debut in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, numerous world premieres have been dedicated to the trio. (Georg Christoph Biller, Thorsten Encke, Wolfgang Schultz...) The trio plays a wide repertoire, from classical to contemporary works. The integration of string duos into the trio programs gives the concerts additional charm.
At the beginning of 2023 there was a change in the line-up of the trio. After an intense time together, Sophia Reuter left the trio for personal reasons. Atilla Aldemir is the ensemble's new violist.
As part of NEUSTART KULTUR, the Trio Lirico received very generous funding for a CD production. An unusual repertoire was also chosen for this recording. In addition to compositions by E. Ysaye and E.v.Dohnanyi, they are very happy about the premiere recording of Peter Eötvös' string trio. The CD will be released in early 2024.
Photography : Merav Maroody