DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED TO 2024.
Andraž Golob, clarinet
Urban Megušar, cello
Sanja Mlinarič, accordion
Igor Stravinsky (1882—1971), Pulcinella Suite, K034b
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Piano Duo in G major No. 39
Astor Piazzolla (1885–1960), Le Grand Tango
The members of Trio Tempestoso first began playing together in 2017, at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed artist Janne Rättyä. Their repertoire comprises both original compositions and carefully selected arrangements made to complement and emphasise the unique, at times almost orchestral sound of this unusual constellation of clarinet, cello, and accordion. The surprising width of their repertoire unveils ever-new soundscapes, be it through time-honoured works by Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky or pieces by contemporary composers. The trio regularly collaborates with the latter and so continuously updates its programme with fresh compositions written expressly for its unique line-up. All three Trio members perform across Europe. They recently debuted in the Berlin Konzerthaus, and have previously played in the eminent hall of the Slovenian Philharmonic and collaborated with the Society of Slovenian Composers. The Trio’s recordings, interviews and live concerts have been broadcasted on the Slovenian national radio, Austrian Ö1, German Deutschlandfunk, and radio New Zealand. In 2019, when they won one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions for contemporary music, the triannual Boris Pergamenschikow Prize held under the honorary patronage of Mrs. Tatjana Pergamenschikow and Sir András Schiff, the jury pointed out the trio’s “top-tier instrumental interpretation” and wrote that their exciting performance “combines musical tradition with the spirit of the present while signposting the direction of the future”. In 2022, they also won the “Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize” for their interpretation of contemporary music, which was described as a unique aural experience. All three auspicious Slovenian performers are also established musicians in their own right. For example clarinettist Andraž Golob became a regular member of the world-class orchestra of the Berlin Philharmonics after only two years with the Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Trio Tempestoso are perfecting their skill in chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Martin Spangenberg. They appreciate the kind support of “Stadt Graz”, “Fromm Foundation – Harvard University” and “RVW Trust”.
Berlin Philharmonic’s Solo bas clarinettist Andraž Golob has always been captivated by the storytelling might of orchestral music. However, his fascination was far from limited to programmatic music and its titled narrative centred on individual musical pieces. He maintains that there is a deeper meaning to every composition, be it a solo concert, orchestral work, or chamber piece and feels that this is the best way to induct audiences into the realm of contemporary music. Prior to playing for the Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic between 2019 and 2021, Andraž had performed with the Vienna State Opera, Nuremberg Symphony, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and Graz Philharmonic, and has had the honour of performing under the baton of world-renowned conductors like John Williams, Daniel Harding, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach, Semyon Bychkov. As a soloist, he performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in 2018. He’s won several competitions, including the 2021 Edmund Horwath Competition (best wind player of the Vienna Philharmonic Academy), Boris Pergamenshchikov, Val Tidone, and others.
Although cellist, improviser, and chamber musician Urban Megušar hails from the classical music tradition, his current artistic endeavours are firmly rooted in contemporary music, free improvisation, jazz, and folk. Audacious and boundlessly curious, Urban explores the countless expressive possibilities offered by his instrument. As a member of Trio Tempestoso, he won the Boris Pergamenschikow competition for contemporary music. In 2018, he released an album with the band Subconscious. Rituals, and in 2021 an album with his folk trio Lumi. He has performed at various festivals such as the Steierisches Kammermusik Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Mooste Folk Festival, Floating Castle Festival, Jazz Ljubljana Festival, Jazz Cerkno, Jazzinty, and Bled Festival, and regularly collaborates with Imago Sloveniae. Since 2017, Urban has been working with the Czech theatre group Divadlo Continuo on a recreation of the play Poledne. He also participates in various projects with the .abeceda Institute for Research in Art, Critical Thought, and Philosophy.
Accordionist Sanja Mlinarič combines her enthusiasm for authentic musical expression with various sonic possibilities of chamber music. This was the basis of her decision to found the trio now known as Trio Tempestoso. She finds particular joy in trying out ideas and musical motifs that are generally considered to be impossible to perform. Perhaps this is why she has won so many highest awards at international competitions in Slovenia, Italy, and Germany. She is also the absolute winner and recipient of the Anguissola Scotti award at the Val Tidone competition in Italy in 2019. She has graced the stages of numerous festivals, including Festival Ljubljana, Unerhörte Musik in Germany, Du Vert a L’infini in France, Nei suoni dei Luoghi in Italy, and Carniarmonie in Italy. She has collaborated with Music Youth Slovenia, regularly performs with Imago Sloveniae, and has recorded for Austrian radio Ö1 and Radio Slovenia.
The event is part of the Kammer Musik Festival.