Trio Catch

To catch the audience: with a virtuosic dialogue between the very different timbres of the clarinet, cello, and piano; through the joy of making music together; through searching tirelessly for a shared sound. This is what makes Trio Catch stand out.

Boglárka Pecze (clarinet), Eva Boesch (cello) and Sun-Young Nam (piano) met during scholarships at the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt (IEMA), after which they formed Trio Catch, named after “Catch” by Thomas Adès, in which the clarinet is “caught” by a piano trio that plays a charming children’s round. Alongside performing classical music, the interpretation of contemporary music is one of the main focuses of the collaboration of the three young musicians.

Throughout the six years of its existence, the Hamburg-based trio have worked with numerous composers including Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer and Helmut Lachenmann, with whom they are also connected through various CD production and radio recording projects. Trio Catch’s debut CD “in between” was released in 2014 on the col legno label, followed by the release of their second CD “Sanh” in March 2016, which was subsequently nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award. Their recording of Beat Furrer’s “AER” was released on the label KAIROS.

The trio won the Gotthard-Schierse Foundation concert award in Berlin in 2011, the Hermann and Milena Ebel prize in 2012 and was awarded with the Berenberg Kulturpreis in 2014.

A busy schedule has already seen Trio Catch playing concerts in Germany, France, England, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the Benelux countries and Switzerland as well as at festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, Tage für Neue Musik Zurich and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik. During the 2015/16 season Trio Catch performed in some of the greatest concert halls in Europe as part of the European Concert Hall Organisation’s Rising Stars series. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include a concert at the festival Musica Strasbourg, performances with Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti at the SWR2 concert series at Schloss Waldthausen and at Philharmonie Essen as well as a portrait evening featuring Trio Catch at NDR Hamburg.

Trio Catch are also involved in musical education, running the children’s composition workshop “Louder” at the Austrian festival Klangspuren Schwaz. They have held a teaching post at the Musikhochschule Hamburg since 2014 and give workshops for students of composition as the conservatory’s ensemble in residence. In March 2016 Trio Catch have started “Ohrknacker”, their own series of eight workshop concerts in Hamburg, each of which presents a selected contemporary work that was specially written for the trio.

Anna-Louise Walton

Anna-Louise Walton (b.1991) is an American composer of chamber, choral, and electronic music.  Her works have been performed by ensembles such as Quatuor Diotima, Mivos Quartet, Ecce Ensemble, and Switch~ Ensemble.  Her music has also been featured at IRCAM’s ManiFeste, impuls Festival, the VIPA Festival, the Electric LaTex Festival, and the highSCORE Festival.

Though Ms. Walton did not start composing formally until her junior year at Scripps College, where she received a B.A. in music studying under Tom Flaherty, she grew up playing the piano and singing from a young age.  She then went on to study composition at Kunstuniversität Graz with Beat Furrer. Ms. Walton is currently finishing a Master’s degree in composition at Tulane University under the tutelage of Maxwell Dulaney and Rick Snow.

Oliver Christophe Leith

Oliver (b.1990) is a London based composer making acoustic music, electronic music and video. He was the recipient of a British Composer Award in 2016 and of the Royal Philharmonic Composition prize 2014. His work focuses on text, video, theatre and tangible human themes. Recent pieces have taken their beginnings in internet culture and authenticity.

Music and videos have been performed by the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, plus-minus ensemble, the Ives ensemble, John Harle, Loré Lixenberg, Matthew Herbert, Explorensemble, KSQ and Exaudi. The music has been heard at places such as Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, The Barbican, Milton Court, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Festival Hall, St. Lukes, St. John Smith’s Square, St Martin-in-the-fields and The Horniman. Visual art collaborations are exhibited at The Museum of Western Australia and recorded music played on BBC Radio 3 and NTS radio.

Upcoming projects include a large work for George Barton and Siwan Rhys Duo (about OCD & Superstition) and a piece for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Roodabe Shamloo

Iranian Roodabe Shamloo studied music and composition with Alireza Mashayekhi and Mehran Rohani at the University of Tehran and worked as a piano teacher and manager of the Haftan Art Gallery. She was invited to perform at Linz (Festival 4020), Vienna and Weimar. Roodabe Shamloo is particularly devoted to the setting of poems. She attended master classes for composition with Johanna Doderer a. o.

Mahdis Kashani

After her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering Mahdis Kashani, who was born in 1984, studied at Sooreh University in Tehran. Since 2004 she took private lessons in composition, harmonica, piano and musical theory. As a composer she was invited to Austria, Ukraine, Italy and Belgium, her works were performed in the USA, England, Mexico and Brazil. In 2015, she released her first movie, “The Report of Manaslue”.

Kashani is a member of the Iran House of Music and is interested in Persian singing and Iranian percussion.

Sarah Lianne Lewis

Sarah Lianne Lewis is a Welsh composer whose music has received awards and commendations and beenfeatured in several British and European classical music festivals, and been performed by ensembles such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Gemini, and PianoCircus. One of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ composers of 2014, she has recently worked with Silbersee opera
(ex vocaallab) and LOD Theatre in Ghent through the European Network of Opera Academies, and was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2014 to create a film interpreting her chamber work Shadow Play with filmmaker Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo, which was premiered at the British Film Institute, London in January 2015.

Sarah’s first chamber opera, »A Son to the Slaughter«, with librettist and director Max Hoehn, was premiered in Aldeburgh in September 2015 as the culmination of the Jerwood Opera Writing Course 2014-15. Earlier in the year, her song cycle »Relativity and Revelation for soprano voice, piano and singing bowls«, was premiered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, having been commissioned by the Festival Académie. The beginning of 2016 sees her new work for symphony orchestra, »Is there no seeker of dreams that were?«, will be premiered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in March, and a new work for string trio will be premiered in the Heidelberg Music Festival, Germany, as well as a new work, commissioned by the Festival, for soprano voice and percussion.


Workshop discussion with the academy for composition

Lunch after the event (optional)

Admission free

An event of the Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg