New Piano Trio
innovative — breathtaking — genredefining
Florian Willeitner, violin & composition
Ivan Turkalj, violoncello
Alexander Wienand, piano
“It would be better to not have to describe with words how this newly created music sounds. For every word leads to familiar thought terrain, rather than to this space where the manythoughts are thought as one, rather than being interlinked. Where classical music, jazz, pop, folk, Irish, Balkan, and Bach are not jerkily yanked in different directions. Where not crossover reigns, but rather a new and youthful quality of composing and making music, old and new, serious and easy-listening, counterpoint and improvisation, virtuosity and entertainment, are always construed as a oneness directly springing from the musician’s biography.”
(Raimund Meisenberger, PNP 2016)
The trios latest programm “I <3 Pop” is a declaration of love for the true essence of the Pop-Movement. Strong statements, poetic imagery and deeply felt emotions are manifested through surprisingly simple music. New Piano Trio dances with effortless virtuosity from one genre to the next.
The key to rhythmic complexity in music is to keep it smooth. “The result is poetry, pure poetry” says composer/violinist Florian Willeitner. The Trio’s pianist Alexander Wienand sees is as the creation of “classical Pop-Hits” while cellist Ivan Turkalj prefers to call it “Poplex Music”. In the end, it doesn’t matter how you describe it because when New Piano Trio lays it down, you’ll be left speechless anyway.