Trio Wanderer - Piano trios by Schumann, Fauré, Saint-Saëns

Trio Wanderer - Piano trios by Schumann, Fauré, Saint-Saëns


Schumann - Piano Trio No. 1, on. 63

Fauré. - Piano trio, on. 120

Saint-Saëns - Piano Trio No. 2, op. 92

Trio Wanderer

Trio Wanderer's name sounds German, but the members of this world-renowned ensemble are very French. In the Edesche Concert Hall, the three gentlemen bring the best of these two worlds together with piano trios by Schumann, Fauré and Saint-Saëns. Trio Wanderer learned the trade with Menahem Pressler, the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, among others. It is therefore not surprising that Trio Wanderer is regularly named the heir of this legendary piano trio. In 1988 the trio began their career with the highest distinction at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Meanwhile, three decades later Trio Wanderer travels along all the famous concert halls of the world with rave reviews as a logical consequence: "Open and fresh", according to de Volkskrant. "The best thing you can have today when it comes to trios," says Le Monde.

Schumann's birthday present

Trio Wanderer comes to the Edesche Concert Hall with absolute classics. Schumann's 'First Piano Trio', for example, is one of his best and best-known pieces. Schumann wrote it as a birthday present for his wife Clara. She was so happy with it that she wrote in her diary: "It sounds so youthful and powerful, but at the same time it is masterful in its elaboration Clara probably referred to the narrative character of the music. Schumann used a find that Beethoven also often used in his music. The trio starts out dark and gloomy, but gradually more and more the light breaks through; fully in the radiant finale.

Vincent Coq on Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Trio:
"There's so much variety between the five parts. Like no other, the composer switches between profound music and lighter passages with even a musical joke here and there. For us it's always a feast to play this piano trio and a pleasure for the audience to listen to"
(Read the interview with Vincent Coq.)

The last thoughts of Gabriel Fauré

The contrast with Fauré's 'Piano Trio' can hardly be greater. The 'First Piano Trio' flowed, so to speak, straight from Schumann's pen, while the 77-year-old and deaf Fauré, on the other hand, took a lot of trouble to get his notes on paper. He wrote to his wife: "I haven't come up with two notes I'd like to write down yet. Would my inspiration have dried up?" That inspiration finally came anyway. A year before his death, Fauré delivered one of his most serene chamber music works. A reviewer described the piece as full of balance and elegant clarity. Fauré's 'Piano Trio' has always rejoiced in illustrious performers. The illustrious trio of pianist Alfred Cortot, violinist Jacques Thibaud and cellist Pablo Casals played one of the first performances, later followed by the Beaux Arts Trio. Trio Wanderer continues this line.

Trio Wanderer consists of:

  • Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin
  • Vincent Coq, piano
  • Raphael Pidoux, cello


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Saturday 3 November 2018, 20:00

If there is one piano trio completely at home with music from the nineteenth century, it is the Trio Wanderer. In the Edesche Concert Hall, the musicians take you into the world of German and French Romanticism with breathtaking piano trios by Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Fauré. Especially with the 'Second Piano Trio' of Saint-Saëns Trio Wanderer has a special bond. "For us it's always a feast to play this piano trio and a pleasure for the audience to listen to", says pianist Vincent Coq

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 3 November 2018, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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