The Fondation des Etats-Unis in partnership with the Österreichisches Kulturforum is delighted to host this chamber music concert by Trio Immersio, including FEU pianist alumna Mariam Vardzelashvili. Trio Immersio‘s artistic mission is to observe the development of the Viennese piano trio through the prism of time and space, performing an exciting repertoire that encompasses works from classical era all the way until our days.
Piano Trio in A minor – Modéré – Pantoum (Assez vif) – Passacaille (Très large) – Final (Animé) Maurice Ravel Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) op.4 Arnold Schönberg Transcripion for Piano Trio E. Steuermann
Trio Immersio is a young, energetic and charismatic ensemble from Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 2013, by three students from the Republic of Georgia, Poland and Ukraine at the Vienna Conservatory (MUK): Vira Zhuk, Mariam Vardzelashvili (FEU alumna) and Anna Maria Niemiec. They bring together the musical influences of their homelands, which blend organically with the Viennese tradition of chamber music playing; they represent a multi-cultural side of the city’s vibrant musical history. Immediate success at the ‘Fidelio’ competition in 2013 has led to performances at venues such as the RadioKulturhaus Wien and inspired the trio to continue their artistic adventure. The ensemble has since been working with major concert organizers such as Jeunesse Austria and Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation and has performed at prestigious venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Schönberg Centre, Vivaldi Hall Vienna, Kiev Philharmonie, National parliamentary library of Georgia, Lübeck Rathaus to name a few.
“Trio Immersio is a synthesis of elegance, discipline and passion in chamber music. These qualities are also strongly present in individual members of this stunning ensemble“
Luca Monti (Haydn Chamber Ensemble)
Kiev-born violinist Vira Zhuk has been in the spotlight of the national musical arena from a very early age. Her extraordinary talent has led to appearances in the biggest concert venues in Ukraine such as the Grand Hall of National Philharmonie at the age of seven. Vira is a prize winner of numerous international competitions such as ”Oistrach International Violin Competition” , ”Strihardz International Competition” , ”Ukrainian National Competition” and has performed at prestigous venues such as the Musikverein Wien, Konzerhaus Wien, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Süreyya Opera in Istanbul, ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna and many others. Anna Maria Niemiec started her musical education in Austria, where she studied at the University of Music (MDW) and the Conservatory of Vienna (MUK) under the guidance of Professor Lilia Schulz-Bayrova. She completed her studies with Tomasz Strahl in Warsaw. Anna Maria has performed at important venues such as the Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, the A. Schoenberg Center and National Philharmonie of Ukraine. Constant artistic growth has been stimulated through collaborations with internationally renowned composers, as well as masterclasses with P. Muller, M. Pressler, J. Reuling, C. Brotbek to name a few. Mariam Vardzelashvili is a pianist born in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she began her studies at the age of six until the age of twenty, when she left her home to continue her musical education in the U.S., France and Austria. She studied with renown Masters of the Piano Chamber repertoire, such as L. Monti, C.C-Schuster as well as succesful soloists like E.Erlendsdottir,M. Mogilevsky and Dr. L. Melton. Since her debut at the age of 8 with the Georgian National TV and Radio Orchestra, Mariam has performed in France, Austria, Hungary, TheNetherlands, Germany, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Serbia and the U.S. in prestigious venues like the Musikverein Wien, RadioKulturhaus Wien and Musikgebouw in Amsterdam. Mariam has been featured on Georgian, Serbian, Dutch and Austrian radios as well as Georgian and U.S. TV channels. Please reserve your free ticket here. And join the Facebook event page to receive a reminder!