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Phaeton Piano Trio Concert


Phaeton Piano Trio, Courtesy Photo

Maison Française - Villa Albertine
4101 Reservoir Road
Washington D.C., United States 20007

March 25, 2024, 7:30 - 9:30 pm


The Maison Française is thrilled to host a concert of the Phaeton Piano Trio, performing pieces of Saint-Saëns and van Beethoven.

The Phaeton Piano Trio with Friedemann Eichhorn (violin), Peter Hörr (cello), and Florian Uhlig (piano) — three German artists with an international career as chamber musicians and soloists — is based in Weimar, Germany. As soloists, the artists have successfully toured the major stages throughout Europe, in Asia, and North and South America for more than twenty years.


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Trio No.2 in E Minor, Op.92

Allegro Vivace


Scherzo. Presto


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Trio in B-flat Major, “Archduke”, Op.97

Allegro Moderato

Scherzo: Allegro

Andante cantabile, ma pero con moto

Allegro Moderato

About the Artists

On its first tour to North America in February of 2020, the trio made its most successful US debut at the Library of Congress, where Friedemann Eichhorn had the honor of playing the Kreisler Guarneri del Gesu that is in the Library’s collection. The trio has since received great acclaim at the Frick Collection in NYC, in Cleveland, San Jose, CA, at the Univ. of CT, in Calgary, and at the Ottawa Music and Beyond Festival, where they will be appearing again for four concerts in July 2024 along with a performance at Princeton with another tour planned for the 25/26 season.

Friedemann Eichhorn has performed as Chamber Music Partner of G. Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, B. Pergamenschikov, and many others. In addition to his extensive recording for Hänssler Classic and Naxos, he is Professor of Violin at the Weimar Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” and Artistic Director of the renowned Kornberg Academy. His recent activities include a performance of Fazil Say’s violin concerto with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia di Roma at the Spoleto Festival, a premiere performance of Say’s Violin Sonata No. 2 at the Istanbul Festival. He will soon debut with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Eschenbach. Friedemann’s recording of Say’s violin works with the composer, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, and Christoph Eschenbach for the Naxos label has received numerous accolades.

Peter Hörr, a sought-after chamber music partner, especially as founding member of the Mozart Piano Quartet, an ensemble that performs worldwide with a recording catalog for the MDG label. He was awarded the ECHO Classic Prize for his recording of the Duport cello concerti and has been Artistic Director of the Hofkapelle Weimar since 2010. In 20/21, with the support of the Deutschlandfunk and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, he released a recording of the complete cello and piano works by Beethoven with pianist Liese Klahn. Peter Hörr is Professor of Cello at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.”

Florian Uhlig, honorary member of the London Royal Academy of Music, made his orchestral debut at the London Barbican and has appeared at leading concert halls across the world, performing with renowned orchestras and conductors. The Hänssler Classic label has released around 30 of his CD recordings, including the complete Schumann and Ravel piano solo works. Florian was awarded the 2021 Annual German Record Reviewers Prize, the 2022 Opus Klassik Award, and the City of Zwickau Prize for his 19 recordings of the entire Schumann oeuvre for piano. He also is Artistic Director of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival and Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule Luebeck.

“Not by chance did the trio name itself after the son of the Greek Sun God Helios. Phaeton, the shining one, drove his father’s sun chariot harnessed with four fiery steeds across the sky during the day, returning at night to the sea. As demanding the name is, so fantastic is the ensemble”. IPF-UND JAGD ZEITUNG

The Phaeton Piano Trio is represented in North America by Shupp Artists Management, Inc.

Security Rules: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation to enter the Embassy. No one will be admitted without a reservation and official ID. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, as doors will be closed at 7:30pm sharp. Please allow for extra time for security screenings.

This event is organized by the Institut Français USA – Villa Albertine and the Resources USA Foundation. Resources USA Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting collaboration between the US and France to encourage Innovation in Science, Technology, Culture & Higher Education. Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity to our events at Maison Française, whether it’s a one-time gift, a monthly contribution, or part of a matching gifts program. Please contact us for contributions exceeding $250.

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La Maison Française

Unique among French diplomatic missions, La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.

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