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.