Trio Orelon wins International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music"
The Trio Orelon with pianist and Eisler alumnus Marco Sanna won first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" in Graz, Austria. The trio also received the special prize for the best interpretation of the award-winning work of the International Composition Competition. The piano trio is currently being artistically supervised by Prof. Jonathan Aner at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
The 1st prize is endowed with 13,500 euros donated by the province of Styria. The Trio Orelon received the special prize, worth 2,000 euros, for its interpretation of Tomasz Szczepanik's award-winning work “Tessuto” for piano trio. The competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" took place from July 21 to 23, 2022 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. 10 Lied duos and 9 piano trios traveled to Graz to compete in the semifinals of the 11th edition of the competition.
The piano trio Orelon was founded in 2018 with the violinist Judith Stapf, the cellist Arnau Rovira i Bascompte and the pianist Marco Sanna at the music academies in Cologne and Berlin. The trio is currently being artistically supervised by Prof. Jonathan Aner at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.
Trio Orelon has already made guest appearances in numerous renowned chamber concert series and in important concert halls. The three musicians present their enthusiasm and curiosity for thematically innovative programs in which they combine classical repertoire with lesser-known and undiscovered works, as in their project "Beethoven's Daughters". A highlight of the trio's career was the prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition 2021. In 2022 the Trio Orelon won second prize in Frankfurt am Main as well as a special prize at the Schumann Chamber Music Prize for the "Best Interpretation of a Work by Robert Schumann or his companions".
The pianist and Eisler graduate Marco Sanna has already made an international name for himself both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He is a regular chamber music partner of members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Karajan Academy Berlin, as well as with members of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra Cologne and Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne. He has guested at festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Beethoven Fest Bonn, the Rome International Piano Festival, the Budapest Academy Festival, the Aurora Festival. At the Eisler he studied piano with Prof. Birgitta Wollenweber and Prof. Fabio Bidini and chamber music with Prof. Jonathan Aner.