Trio Catch

14.4.2023, 20.00

KUG . Palais Meran . Florentinersaal, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Trio Catch

Martin Adámek clarinet

Eva Boesch cello

Sun-Young Nam piano



Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis bardo (2014)

Mirela Ivičević Char (2016)

Heera Kim PAR V (2018)

Dai Fujikura Hop (2019)

Helmut Lachenmann Allegro Sostenuto (1986-88)



To catch the audience: with a virtuosic dialogue between the very different timbres of the clarinet, cello, and piano; through the joy of making music together; through searching tirelessly for a shared sound. This is what makes Trio Catch stand out.
The trio got its name from “Catch” op. 4 by Thomas Adès, in which the clarinet is “caught” by a piano trio that plays a charming children’s round. Alongside performing classical music, the interpretation of contemporary music is one of the main focuses of the three young musicians.

The trio have worked with numerous composers throughout the twelve years of their collaboration, including Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer and Helmut Lachenmann, with whom they are also connected through various CD productions and radio recording projects. Trio Catch’s debut CD “in between” was released in 2014 on the col legno label, followed by the release of their second CD “Sanh” in 2016. Their new disc „As if“, released on Bastille Musique, was awarded the German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik).
The trio won the Hermann and Milena Ebel prize in 2012, the Berenberg Kulturprize in 2014 and was awarded with the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize in 2018.

A busy schedule has already seen Trio Catch playing concerts in South America, Asia and Europe, in venues such as the Cologne Philharmonic, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie du Luxembourg, the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin as well as at festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, Musica Strasbourg, Heidelberger Frühling, International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, Klangspuren Schwaz and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik. During the 2015/16 season Trio Catch performed at some of the greatest concert halls in Europe as part of the European Concert Halls Organisation’s “Rising Stars” series.

The trio are also involved in music education. From 2014 until 2018 they hold a teaching post at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, where they run workshops for students of composition as the ensemble in residence. They also taught the children’s composition workshop “Louder” at Klangspuren Schwaz. In 2016, Trio Catch initiated “Ohrknacker”, their own series of workshop concerts. Each concert presents a selected piece of contemporary music, written especially for the trio.


Trio Catch also has close connections to Helmut Lachenmann, whose "Allegro Sostenuto" revolves around resonance and movement. In retrospect, the premiere in 1989 at the Cologne Philharmonie can today be described as a kind of rebirth of chamber music in the late 20th century. In countless concerts and various CD recordings, Lachenmann's large-scale clarinet trio has since proved that "there is a clarity of outline with an art of tonal nuance for which," according to Jürg Stenzl, "I know of no comparison except Debussy." In this program, which offers Graz premieres in several respects, compositions by four representatives of the younger generation will be taking up with this masterpiece.

€ 16 | € 11* | € 6**

* Pupils, students, conscripts/civil servants and unemployed persons with valid identity card

** Music students with valid ID at the box office and children up to 10 years of age

*** Free admission for Hunger auf Kunst & Kultur at the box office from 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

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Trio Catch performs with the kind support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as Young Ensemble in Residence of the EU-funded Ulysses Network and in cooperation with "open music", a Graz based concert series for contemporary music, associate partner of the Ulysses Network.