Trio Korngold was founded in Berlin in 2012 by norwegian pianist Joachim Carr, ukrainian violinist Diana Tishchenko and croatian cellist Kajana Packo. All the members are studying as soloists at Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with the esteemed professors Frans Helmerson, Eldar Nebolsin and Ulf Wallin and have been prize winners at competitions such as ARD, Clara Haskil, Eurovision for young musicians, David Oistrakh, etc.
In 2013 the Trio won the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize for chamber music as well as a special prize - the commission of a work for piano trio they may give to a young composer of their choice. Trio Korngold had already performed at the Berlin Philharmonic concert series, Deutschlandradio Kultur and has planned concerts in Salzburg, Homburg, Berlin and Munich in the next months.
Their repertoire ranges from trios by Haydn and Mozart to Wolfgang Rihm, and they are equally passionate about music from the classical and romantic epochs as they are playing contemporary music.
They are receiving important musical impulses from regular lessons with Prof. Ulf Wallin at Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". In January 2014 Trio attended a Masterclass with Menahem Pressler.
Since 2013 Trio Korngold is part of the Yehudi Menuhin "Live Music Now" Association, and received an invitation to give a concert at Konzerthaus Berlin in May 2014.
The name "Korngold" comes from the austrian-american composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold who began his opus as a 12-years old with a work for piano trio.
© Martin Becker