|Beethoven||Piano Trio in D Major, Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’
Allegro vivace e con brio
Largo assai e espressivo
|Haydn||Piano Trio in C Major, Hob XV: 27
|Mendelssohn||Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
Finale: Allegro appassionato
Concert details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change.
Sarah Kim – Cello
Born in Melbourne, Kim commenced learning cello at the age of eight. In 2009, she was accepted into the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music, studying under Howard Penny. Kim has since performed chamber music with an array of eminent artists, including Claudio Bohorquez, Pekka Kuusisto and Dmitry Sitkovesky, and has played principal cello under conductors such as Brett Dean, Daniel Harding and Simone Young.
Kim has participated extensively in music festivals and master classes throughout Europe and Australia. In 2012, she won the Carl Seemann Prize from the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and in 2013 she graduated with a Master of Music. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.
Niklas Liepe – Violin
Born in 1990 in Göttingen, Liepe has been described as a ‘soloist in a class of his own who seems to meld with his violin and captivates the audience with breath-takingly brisk, spirited but also dreamy and romantic passages’ and whose ‘purity and clarity of his playing, “sweetness” of the violin, and its soft and emotive tones have an enchanting effect’.
Having studied at the Musical College of Hanover, Liepe is now undertaking a Master of Music in International Violin Solo Performance at the Kronberg Academy. He is the recipient of numerous performance prizes and scholarships, performs regularly as a chamber musician and soloist with a number of leading orchestras, and has worked with esteemed conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, John Holloway and Heribert Beisel. In 2012, Liepe toured with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Hessen.
Fabian Müller – Piano
Müller was born in Bonn in 1990 and received his first piano lessons at the age of four. In 2005, he became a student of Professor P. L. Aimard in the project Pre-College-Cologne to promote extraordinary music talents. Müller has performed extensively throughout Europe, including the Netherlands, Spain, France, England and Switzerland. In 2011, he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn.
Since 2007, Müller has been a regular performer at the Klavierfestival Ruhr. In 2012 he was engaged by the conductor H. Beissel to perform with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn throughout Germany. In 2013, Müller became a laureate of the Busoni Competition in Bozen, where he won the jury prize, the prize for the best performance of a piece by Busoni and the prize for the best interpretation of modern music.