Cosmopolitan Trio Vienna
Marialena Fernandes, piano
Born in Mumbai. She is one of the recognized pianistic constants of international music life. Worldwide concerts, broadcasts on radio and television, diverse CD recordings, as a soloist, chamber music partner of leading artists. Successful teacher (professor at the Vienna University of Music). A wide choice repertoire, which in addition to relevant standard works also includes contemporary and unconventional to the experimental. International master classes, workshops, functions as a juror and curator as well as moderation and artistic direction of concert series. Since 2007 music series “Uno.Due.Tre” together with young musicians at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. Her great concern to achieve an interaction between active and passive musicians is repeatedly confirmed. Social engagement at home and abroad – 2015, 2016 education Project to South India with young artists from Austria and India in dialogue with each other. Special preference for improvisation and crossover projects that combine classical, popular, ethno and jazz music creativity in mutual enrichment and promotion. Graduation with distinction for piano and chamber music with Walter Panhofer and Bruno Seidlhofer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, collaboration with internationally renowned artists such as Tamas Vasary, Stanislav Neuhaus, Wilhelm Kempff. 2008 honored with the MIA Award for Art and Culture.
Elisabeth Kropfitsch, violin
Soloist with well-known conductors and orchestras e.g. Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (Brahms), the Festival Strings Lucerne (Martinu), the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra (Mendelssohn), the Bohuslav Martinu Symphony Orchestra (Mozart), the Laibacher Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven), the Basel Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven), the Moscow Philharmonic (Beethoven), the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra (Mendelssohn. Numerous concerts worldwide with the Jess Trio Vienna, founded with her brothers Johannes Kropfitsch and Stefan Kropfitsch. Concerts at international music festivals such as Wiener Festwochen (with Giorgio Strehler), Carinthischer Sommer, Bregenz Festival, Copenhagen Music Festival, Martinu Festival Prague, Internationale Musikfestwochen Lucerne. Own concert cycle in the Wiener Konzerthaus, at which she has played numerous concerts as a soloist, in a duo, trio (Jess-Trio-Vienna), quartet (Jess-Quartet-Vienna) and quintet; numerous CD recordings and television appearances. 2011 appointment as university professor for “violin” at the Institute for String and Other Stringed Instruments.
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Meehae Ryo, cello
Born in Korea. International soloist, especially in Europe. At the age of six, Ryo started her music education and was considered a skillful student. After moving to USA, Ryo entered Juilliard School at the age of 16 and finished her studies with DMA degree at the University of Michigan. Regarded as a late bloomer, in 2014 Ryo published an album produced by Deutsche Grammophon and has been more active within Europe ever since. After finishing her studies, Ryo returned to Korea in 1997. There, she started to perform on stage, especially at Seoul Art Centre. It is only from 2002 where she expanded her performance activity, thus giving several performances in both Europe, Korea and United States. Ryo performed in many well-known concert halls, including: Musikverein Golden Hall, Verdi Hall, Hercules Hall, Smetana Hall, Dvorak Hall, Liszt Hall, Carnegie Hall, Auditorium della conciliazione and Berliner Philharmonic Hall. In 2013, Ryo and Albena Danailova were invited at Cesky Krumlov Music Festival and played Brahms Double concerto, which aired on the Czech National Broadcast. Soon after, Budapest Symphony Orchestra invited Ryo once again in subscription program of Budapest Symphony Orchestra with Andras Buschatz, performing Double concerto for violin and cello in Budapest.