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.
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 Pariss
Théâtre Chatelet. In the 1995-1996 season they performed
the complete Beethoven cycle at Pariss Théâtre
Chatelet, Londons Wigmore Hall, Berlins Schauspielhaus,
Amsterdams Concertgebouw, and in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg.
In North America, the Trio has played at Carnegies Weill
Recital Hall, and has made return appearances in Montreal, Toronto,
Buffalo, Kansas City, Houston, and Pasadena. This season, the Trios
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
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.