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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 17 • MARCH 9, 2001

Next Peggy Rockefeller Concert Features Famed Trio

The Trio Fontenay will perform at the next Peggy Rockefeller Concert on Wed., March 21.

Since its formation in 1980, Trio Fontenay has been praised by critics for its technical excellence, richness of tone and depth of interpretive imagination. Inspired by their early study with the Amadeus Quartet, the ensemble performs throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Far East.

The Trio Fontenay features Wolf Harden, pianist; Michael Mücke, violinist; and Jens Peter Maintz, cellist. .

They are regularly welcomed in London, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Amsterdam, and they were named Trio-in-Residence at Paris’s Théâtre Chatelet. In the 1995-1996 season they performed the complete Beethoven cycle at Paris’s Théâtre Chatelet, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Schauspielhaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg.

In North America, the Trio has played at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and has made return appearances in Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Kansas City, Houston, and Pasadena. This season, the Trio’s performances include concerts in Seattle, Detroit, New Orleans, Houston, Buffalo, New York City, and at Spivey Hall. Last season, the Trio performed in Dallas, Berkeley, and College Park among others, and made return appearances in Ann Arbor, Montreal, Phoenix, Albany and Worcester.

The name "Fontenay" was chosen for two reasons: first, it is the old French translation for "source" and "fantasy"; and second, it is the name of the street near the Hamburg Conservatory where the ensemble first met to practice. The Trio Fontenay has won numerous awards and competitions in Europe.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Caspary Auditorium. Please call x8437 for more information.

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