"(...)Miha Ferk hatte (beim Klaviertrio Nr. 1 op. 8 von Dmitri Schostakowitsch) einfach das Cello durch sein Saxophon ersetzt, und die Wirkung war verblüffend. Denn durch die größere klangliche Variabilität des Blasinstruments kam die Leidenschaftlichkeit des erstmals verliebten jungen Mannes wesentlich besser zur Geltung. (...)”
"(…) In Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 Op. 8 Miha Ferk simply replaced the cello by the saxophone, achieving an astonishing effect. The great variability of the wind instrument’s sound brings out the passion of a young man’s first love much better. (…)"
"(...) Spätestens bei Brahms' Horntrio op. 40 im Rossini-Saal wurde deutlich, was für fantastische Musiker die drei sind. Sie spielten mit einem unglaublichen Zugriff aufeinander zu - es standen ja auch keine Pulte zwischen ihnen - und lieferten eine unendlich spannende Verdichtung dieser romantischen, gerne zelebrierten Musik mit neuen Aspekten. Der olle Brahms hätte seine helle Freude gehabt. Man sollte die drei jungen Leute unbedingt auf dem Radar behalten. (…)"
"(…) At the latest during Brahms’s Horn Trio Op. 40 in the Rossini hall it became clear what fantastic musicians those three are. They played towards each other with incredible interaction - there where no music stands between them either - and showed an immensely fascinating density of this romantic, otherwise often traditionalised, music with new aspects. Good old Brahms would have been delighted. One should definitely keep these three young musicians on the radar. (…)"
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Trio Klavis has established itself as an exceptional new chamber-music ensemble, attracting international attention with their unique sound and impressively diverse repertoire. As pioneers of this formation, the trio passionately engages with any style or era they find close to their hearts - from the classical and romantic era of Mozart and Brahms, or the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg and Krenek, to original works inspired by ancient folk melodies and new jewels of the 21st century by living composers.
Trio Klavis are determined to expand the existing repertoire for piano, violin and saxophone trio. They regularly premiere original compositions by acclaimed composers, as well as their own compositions. Their devotion can be felt through the fact that they give all performances from memory, internalising the music before offering it to the audience.
Trio Klavis has already performed in major classical venues such as the Vienna Musikverein, Tonhalle Zürich, St. Petersburg Philharmonie, Gasteig Münich and renowned festivals such as Grafenegg Festival, Allegro Vivo and the Kissinger Sommer in Bad Kissingen. International tours have taken the trio through Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2015, the ensemble received the Austrian Federal Chancellery Scholarship for Music and was awarded the Bank Austria Art Prize that same year. In 2016 the trio released their debut album "Geography of Sound" with Orlando Records, a compilation of classical works with folk music influences from all over the world. Austrian Musikfonds institution supported the production of their second album, which includes works by Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich and Ernst Krenek.
Trio Klavis were Musik Aktuell artists in 2015 and were chosen to be NASOM "New Austrian Sound of Music” artists for 2020-21.
Jenny Lippl grew up in Vienna, Austria and was shaped by the city’s cultural diversity and musical richness. She started to play the violin at the age of 9 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz where she studied with Regina Brandstätter and Sylvia Viertel. She continued her studies with Ernst Kovacic at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where she received her diploma with distinction in 2013.
During her violin studies Jenny sought inspiration and further training from musicians such as Gerhard Schulz, violinist of the legendary Alban Berg Quartett and Volkhard Steude, concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Diversity of styles became Jenny’s passion. Her Masters thesis culminated in a recording of Luciano Berio’s "Sequenza VIII” and she is currently studying historical performance practice with baroque violinist Hiro Kurosaki.
Jenny is a versatile chamber musician and her engagements have led her to perform at festivals such as Podium Festival Esslingen, Kammermusik.Mariasaal, Brücken-Festival Mürz, Trigonale, Düsseldorf Festival, Schleswig-Holstein and Händel Festspiele Halle.
As a soloist she frequently performs with the historically informed "Orchester 1756" on the baroque violin and is a member of the baroque ensemble "nuovo barocco".
Her musical creativity has also led her to collaborate with artists such as the singer-songwriter Clara Blume and renowned silent film narrator in the german-speaking world, Ralph Turnheim, for whom she both composes and plays.
She is also a co-founder of the innovative Podium Festival in Mödling which concentrates on creative programming and the combination of different art forms. As part of the artistic direction team, she has been heavily involved in the development of the festival’s character.
With his broad and unique artistic portfolio, the Vienna-based Slovenian Miha Ferk can be described as the consummate modern classical musician. Active as a composer, arranger, conductor and soloist he dedicates his life to music and the development of the saxophone as a contemporary classical instrument.
Miha is a published arranger and composer. His opus consists of more than 100 original works and arrangements which are regularly performed by numerous ensembles around the world.
Some of his most acclaimed compositions include his "Caprice” for solo violin, garnering standing ovations and high praise from music critics after its premiere in the grand hall of Megaron in Athens, one of his early compositions "Reflection No. 1”, which is performed and recorded regularly by ensembles in Europe, Japan and South America, becoming a standard work in the saxophone trio repertoire and his "East-West Suite", which premiered at the Vienna Musikverein and is performed throughout Europe, China, Turkey and Africa.
One of Miha's main professional goals is to contribute to the art of arranging. His arrangements have reached over a million views on YouTube, the most successful so far being "The Iron Maiden Symphony” for symphonic concert band.
Ensembles and artists who perform his arrangements and compositions include the Philharmonic Ensemble Vienna, which consists of members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist and composer Aleksey Igudesman, pianists Hyung-ki Joo and Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, Signum Saxophone Quartet, Arcis Saxophone Quartet, Symphonic Wind Orchestra Ravne and many others.
Miha's works are regularly broadcast on classical radio stations such as the Austrian national radio station Ö1, SWR2, Ars, Radio Koper and even the Mexican national radio station Opus 94.
He has also appeared in various halls as a conductor, most notably the Brahms Hall at the Vienna Musikverein.
As a concert pianist, Sabina has performed on stages in Europe, Asia and the USA. Her international debut was with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow at the age of 14. Since then Sabina has become a laureate of numerous international competitions.
Born into a family of musicians in Baku Azerbaijan, she grew up in Edirne Turkey, receiving musical education from her parents. After receiving her Master’s Degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, she found a new home in Vienna, Austria in 2010 where she completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof Stefan Vladar. While taking some time away from performing as a soloist, she formed Trio Klavis with Miha Ferk and Jenny Lippl in 2013.
Sabina's work with the trio led her to become a devoted chamber musician. She has had a successful piano duo with her sister and formed numerous collaborations with singers and cellists. Sabina regularly performs solo and chamber music works by female composers.
As a teenager, Sabina showed interest in teaching and used every chance to interact with students. She taught at the Kafkas University State Conservatory in Turkey between 2006-08, and has become a sought after piano teacher for students of all ages. In 2018 she was the Music and Arts Academy Manager at the Amadeus International School in Vienna.
Sabina has had the privilege to work with pianists such as Dmitri Alexeev, Boris Bloch, Milena Mollova, Rolf Plagge, among others.
Sabina is also a producer of award winning films and music videos (Noseland, Mad For Seven), and of live shows (Verbier Festival, Trans-Siberian Festival). She is a published illustrator (Universal Edition, Edition A), and has held administrative positions in music related startup companies (Music Traveler, Music Traveler Productions). For more information, please visit sabinahasanova.com
Michael Haydn - Divertimento MH6 (arr. Weismann)
Johannes Brahms - Horn Trio op. 40
Darius Milhaud - La Création du Monde (arr. M. Ferk)
Dmitri Shostakovich - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 Op. 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Kegelstatt Trio KV 498
Alexander Zemlinsky - Trio op. 3
Arnold Schönberg - Verklärte Nacht op. 4
Ernst Krenek - Trio op. 108
Marc Eychenne - Cantilène et Danse
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Trio Élégiaque Nr. 2, 1. Movement Moderato
Aram Khachaturian - Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Miha Ferk - Reflection Nr. 1
Works by Astor Piazzolla, George Gershwin, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Aram Khachaturian, Miha Ferk, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Arturo Márquez
Richard Dubugnon - Mikroncerto lllb
Aleksey Igudesman - Take It To Eleven
Donald Yu - Emergence
Constantine Caravassilis - Confessions
Miha Ferk - Folk Songs
Hyung-ki Joo - Mad for Seven
Trio Klavis: Complete repertoire list
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