Harmony, creativity and a thirst for discovery: this is what the piano trio Orelon, founded in Cologne in 2018, stands for. They owe their name to the world language Esperanto in which “Orelon” simply means “ear”, thus symbolising the many aspects of listening in music: listening to each other, listening to oneself, immersing oneself in the structure of the composition, sensing and listening to the connection between audience and artists during the concert.
Violinist Judith Stapf, cellist Arnau Rovira and pianist Marco Sanna came together at the conservatoires in Cologne and Berlin. All three had already gained experience in chamber ensembles but dreamed of playing in a classical piano trio. For the members of the Trio Orelon, they are seeking harmony not only musically but also on a personal level. In doing so, they maintain an inquisitive and dynamic view of the works for their instrument combination and connect this with an irrepressible energy and desire for differentiated expression.
Symphonic density, homogeneous sound, “chamber music intensity and emotionality” (FAZ)- these qualities were already attributed to the Trio Orelon shortly after its founding. After their first concerts the trio was selected by the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation for a scholarship in the summer of 2019 and they subsequently gave guest performances at numerous renowned chamber concert series.Read More
A highlight of the trio’s career so far was the “Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Commissioned Work” at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition 2021 which included a performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
In March 2022 Trio Orelon won the second prize at the Schumann Chamber Music Competition and a special prize for the “Best interpretation of a work by Robert Schumann or his companions”.
July 2022 they won the first prize and the special award for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece at the competition “Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne” in Graz, Austria. The trio is currently under the artistic supervision of Prof. Jonathan Aner at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin.
Concert tours take the Trio Orelon to renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as throughout Europe. The three musicians present their enthusiasm and curiosity for innovative and thematic programmes, in which they combine classical repertoire with lesser known and undiscovered works. In the course of their repertoire research, Trio Orelon developed the project “Beethoven’s Daughters” which focuses on the literature of female composers and relates them to their predecessor Ludwig van Beethoven in moderated concerts.