Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal

RELOCATED: Liza Ferschtman / István Várdai / Elisabeth Leonskaja

The concert has been rescheduled for 5 December 2020 at the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall

Fire and Water

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This concert has been rescheduled for 5 December 2020 at the Laeiszhalle Grand Hall. Go to replacement concert

The concert was part of the subscription »Chamber Music at the Laeiszhalle«. We will be in touch directly with subscribers and people participating in the order process to notify them of all alternative options.

She is a living piano legend: Elisabeth Leonskaja. For Schubert in particular, the Georgia native and longtime Vienna resident is regarded as an absolute authority. Just a few days after her 75th birthday, she celebrates in the Laeiszhalle with two musician friends: it goes without saying that the programme features music by her favourite Austrian composer.

Together with Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman and the Hungarian cellist István Várdai, Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Schubert's two great piano trios, which were written in around 1827. The two works form a couple like fire and water, something recognised early on by Robert Schumann: he described the E flat major trio as »active, masculine, dramatic«, while his attributes for the sister piece in B flat major were »suffering, feminine and lyrical«. Leaving gender clichés to one side, the two trios also have depth, warmth and a wealth of melody in common.


Liza Ferschtman violin

István Várdai violoncello

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano


Franz Schubert
Klaviertrio B-Dur D 898
Klaviertrio Es-Dur D 929

Estimated end time


Chamber music

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Gefördert durch den Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.