Amelio Trio

Works by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert – Teatime Classics

Amelio Trio
Amelio Trio © Sophia Hegewald
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Hamburg © Maxim Schulz

From bright to cloudy

Whilst still at school, Johanna Schubert, Merle Geißler and Philipp Kirchner established the Amelio Trio – and have, now in their mid-twenties, already played together for over a decade. It shows: in 2023, they won second place in the ARD International Music Competition, one of the most important career springboards on the classical music scene, and won several prizes at the German Music Competition in March 2024. While Joseph Haydn’s trio, which was composed for a London piano virtuoso, comes across more cheerfully and dance-like, Franz Schubert’s trio displays dramatic, symphonic dimensions in an intimate setting.

Culinary offerings before the concert

Enjoy the concert with the young talents even more after savouring some refreshments beforehand. Head to the Brahms Foyer from 15:00 to 15:45 for coffee, tea and cake. Please note that the way from the Recital Hall to the Brahms Foyer is not wheelchair accessible and that the number of seats is limited.

Since it was formed in 2012, the Amelio Trio delights audiences with its expressive and dynamic playing. Violinist Johanna Schubert, cellist Merle Geißler and pianist Philipp Kirchner got together in Frankfurt am Main and have since given numerous concerts including at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Klangbrücken Festival in Hanover and at the Piano Trio Fest in Bern. The young ensemble has been honoured at several international competitions, for instance with the second prize at the ARD International Music Competition and first prize at the International Schumann Chamber Music Prize Frankfurt in 2022. After many years of working with Angelika Merkle, the trio has been under the artistic guidance of Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) as well as Stefan Heinemeyer (ATOS Trio) and Markus Becker at the HMTM in Hanover since 2019. They also received significant inspiration from Eberhard Feltz, Steven Isserlis and the Fauré Quartet.


Amelio Trio

Johanna Schubert violin
Merle Geißler violoncello
Philipp Kirchner piano


Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29

Franz Schubert
Piano Trio in B-flat major, D.898

Estimated end time

approx. 17:00

Supporting programme

Sat, 18 Jan 2025 15:00
Coffee, tea and cake before the concert, Laeiszhalle, Brahms-Foyer


Teatime Classics


Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Cyril und Jutta A. Palmer Stiftung

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