The Eggner Trio was founded in 1997 by three brothers Christoph, Georg and Florian Eggner.
In 1999, these Austrian musicians won First Prize at the International Brahms Competition in Poertschach and in 2003 won First Prize at the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (and the Musica Viva Australia Special Prize).
Their main teachers were Guenter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), Juri Smirnov (Brahms Trio Vienna) and the Altenberg Trio. In addition, the Trio has worked in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), Norbert Brainin and Sigmund Nissel (Amadeus Quartet), Thomas Kakuska (Alban Berg Quartet) and with Steven Isserlis.
The trio has given concerts throughout Europe, in Japan, Tunisia and the USA, and has performed at major venues and leading festivals in Austria, such as the Konzerthaus Vienna, Brucknerhaus Linz, Lockenhaus Festival and Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems. They appear regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall.
During the 2005-2006 season, the Eggner Trio appeared in the Rising Stars series at Konserthuset Stockholm, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Megaron Athens, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Cologne, Cité de la Musique Paris, Carnegie Hall New York, Musikverein Vienna and Mozarteum Salzburg and performed at the Herkulessaal in Munich. They also toured Australia and New Zealand.
Christoph Eggner, piano, prizewinner of several competitions, studied with Paul Badura-Skoda and Oleg Maisenberg in Vienna ands with Brigitte Engerer and Michel Béroff in Paris. He received a scholarship from the Alban Berg Foundation in 1994. Since 2000, he has been assistant to Oleg Maisenberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Georg Eggner, violin, is a first prize winner of Jugend Musiziert, Prima la Musica, Concorso Internazionale di Musica per I Giovani, Stresa and "ORF-violin". After eleven years of study with Boris Kuschnir, he studied with Guenter Pichler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He received scholarships from the Alban Berg Foundation, the Duerr Foundation and the Tokyo Foundation.
Florian Eggner, cello, is a first prize winner of Prima la Musica 1996. He studied with Wolfgang Herzer and his assistant Stefan Kropfitsch at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as with Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum Salzburg.
Georg Eggner plays a violin by Joseph Gagliano (1779) and Florian Eggner a violoncello by Carl Richter (1907).
The Eggner Trio has made numerous radio and television recordings in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The Trio's first CD, on Live Classics, was released in February 2008, comprising Beethoven’s "Ghost" and "Archduke" Trios. Later the same year a second CD was relased on Gramola, with trios by Shostakovich and Iván Eroed. The Eggner Trio's third CD, published by Live Classics, was of Mendelssohn trios and was released in 2009.
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three artists of supreme musicianship
Sydney Morning Herald
a perfect concert
a wonderful lightness and tonal flexibility
New Zealand Herald