bartholdi trio

A dream trio of top-notch soloists has come true!

Mirijam Contsen, who has been praised as a "top violinist of the young generation" and "an extraordinary artistic character" from an early age, and who has also poured his rare talent into chamber music, and Cora Ilsen, a talented graduate of the Mozarteum College of Music. , and Peter Herr, a leading figure in the cello world.

A dream ensemble made up of outstanding soloists who share a musical sensibility.

Mirijam Contzen / Violin

In the 2005/2006 season, he collaborated with the BBC Philharmonic in Frankfurt and Essen and the Komische Oper in Berlin, as well as piano festivals in Dresden, Munich, Leipzig, Münster, Braunschweig and Ruhr. He has also given many performances in Budapest, Prague, Finland, Kosovo, Switzerland, Shanghai, and Japan. He is scheduled to make his American debut in November 2006 with the West German Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dirk Jelles. As a young top-class violinist, his success knows no bounds.

He picked up the violin at the age of two and began lessons at the age of three. Made his concert debut at the age of 5. From the age of seven, he studied under the legendary violinist and educator Tibor Varga, who greatly influenced his later musical development. His career began in 1993, when he won first place at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition at the age of 16. It has won many awards, including first place among all instruments at the 1991 International Concertino Broadcast Competition (Prague).

Philharmonic Hall Berlin, Philharmonic Hall Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonic Hall Cologne, Hamburg Music Hall, Gewandhaus, Vienna Musikverein, Tonhalle Zurich Hall, Lucerne Culture Congress Center, Barbican Hall ( London), Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau (Paris), Rudolfinum (Prague), Victoria Hall (Geneva), National Concert Hall (Dublin), Athens Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, etc. doing.

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Württem Bergisches Chamber Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Konzertverein (chamber orchestra of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Hamburg State Philharmonic, Hungarian National Philharmonic He has collaborated with the Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Mito Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchester Suisse Romande, the Orchester de Lyon, and the Belgian National Orchestra. He has also performed with Eliahu Inbal, Christoph Poppen, and Gerd. He has performed under such famous conductors as Paul Albrecht, Mario Venzago, Tibor Varga, Dennis Russell Davies, Christofer Hogwood, Jörg Ferber, Leif Segerstam, Christian Arming, and Bobby McFerrin. There is.

Invited by Claudio Abbado to participate in the "Meetings in Berlin" concert at the Berlin Arts Week. He has also performed many times in the "Philharmonie stellt vor" concert series in Hamburg under Gerd Albrecht.

He has performed at many major music festivals, including the Rheingau Festival, the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, the MDR Summer Music Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Athens Chamber Music Festival, and the Taipei Music Festival.


"Her interpretation of Mozart deeply convinced me, and I would love to hear her play Beethoven." (Gunter Wand)

"An extraordinary talent." (Gerd Albrecht)

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Cora Irsen / Piano

Born in Troisdorf, Germany. At the age of 4, he started taking piano lessons with his grandfather who was a composer.

After studying at the Mozarteum University of Music, he studied at the Franz Liszt University of Music and won a scholarship. He studied under Pavel Gililov, Karl-Heinz Kemerinck and Rolf-Dieter Arens.

After winning the "Young Musicians" Competition, he won the 1990 Chopin Competition (Göttingen) and the 2000 Liszt International Piano Competition. He was invited to perform with the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle Düsseldorf Orchestra.

In 2001, using Liszt's own piano in Weimar, he released a CD of Liszt's works. In 2003, he released a CD containing Brahms sonatas and songs together with Peter Herr (cello). In 2004 he appeared in the "Best of NRW" and also made a brilliant debut at the Ruhr Piano Festival.


"From the graceful and majestic minuet to the exciting and dramatic finale, it was a wonderful time of music."

(Strad Magazine)

"When Ilsen creates music, she is endlessly immersed in the world of music and its sensibilities. When the audience holds their breath as they watch her, even the silence of the hall seems to forget to breathe. It seems…”

(Hertener Allgemeine)

"It's been a long time since I heard Liszt's B minor sonata performed in such an emotional and impressive way."

(Frankfurter Allgemeine)

Peter Hoerr (cello) Peter Hoerr / Violoncello

Born in Arnsberg in 1968, he started playing the cello at the age of five. In 1985, he studied under Heinrich Schiff in Basel. He also studied with Boris Pegamenschikov, Menahem Pessler of the Beaux-Arts Trio, the La Salle Quartet, and Christophe Coin.

After winning the Soloist Diploma in Basel in 1990, he began his international career as a soloist and chamber musician, winning major awards including the Scheveningen International Cello Competition.

He has performed at major venues in Europe, America, Canada, Australia and Japan, including the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Mozart Week (Japan), Pro Quartet Series (Paris), Schleswig Festival (Germany), Wigmore Hall. (London), Barossa Music Festival (Australia), Heidelberg Music Festival, Schwetzingen Music Festival, Contemporary Music Festival (Witten) and other major international music festivals.

Soloist with the Radio Basel Orchestra, City of London Symphony Orchestra, Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Mainz Chamber Orchestra, Wuppertal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Sinfonietta, Philharmonica Hungarika, Gottinger Symphony Orchestra . As a chamber musician he has performed with the Hagen Quartet, the Amati String Quartet, the Mannheimer String Quartet and Heinrich Schiff.

He is a founding member of the Mozart Piano Quartet and currently teaches at the Bern Conservatory. Since 2003, he has also taught at the Leipzig Conservatory. He has also given masterclasses in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, South Korea, etc. He has also recorded with DIVOX, Interchord-EMI, and Altenova.


"Keep an eye on Peter Hell" (The Guardian)

"Peter Herr is an amazing talent!" (Isang Yun)

"The greatest cellist I have ever heard." (Walter Levin, Primarius La Salle Quartet,)

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