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Jacques Thibaud String Trio

Prize-winners in the prestigious 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and North America, receiving tremendous


A thank you to our sponsor

27.01.2015 A thank you to our sponsor

In February 2014, we recorded Cras, Reger and Dohnanyi string trios with Audite and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor for making this possible. Nowadays it is very important to have individuals that support the arts. In the Baroque and Classical periods the arts were often funded by kings, archbishops and such, in recent decades in Europe it has mostly been funded by the government. But nowadays, with huge cuts in the arts budgets everywhere, more and more we need the help of businesses and individuals. The Jacques Thibaud Trio has found this very generously in Brewer Science Inc. Brewer Science was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Terry Brewer in Rolla, Missouri and has expanded since. Dr. Terry Brewer's discovery of anti-reflective coatings resulted in a revolution in the global microelectronics industry and ushered in today's high-speed, lightweight electronic devices. Under Dr. Brewer's leadership, Brewer Science has grown to be a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting.Since 2000, The Jacques Thibaud Trio has played annually Steelville, Missouri, supported by Brewer Science. We play our traditional Wine Cellar Concert in the Peaceful Bend Winery, a unique location with a wonderful acoustic. This is one of extremely few live chamber music performances in the area, which makes the event special, both for the audience and us. We are always very warmly received by many locals including many Brewer Science employees. Another thing that makes the event very special for us personally, is that we have always been very free at these events to choose the repertoire we want to play, without having to limit ourselves to what is well-known or "accessible" - this way, we have been able to mix famous master pieces by Mozart and Beethoven with lesser known and/or more demanding composers such as Penderecki and Schoenberg. It is thanks to these experiences that we have come across the wonderful and very unknown string trio by Jean Cras, for example, that we then got to record on this new Audite CD. It has also become a tradition, next to the Wine Cellar Concert, to play a concert at the Brewer Science Headquarters. Dr. Brewer is very interested in the impact of music on his employees - he encourages as many of his employees to come as possible, and moreover, to bring their significant others and children. We always leave plenty of time for questions during this concert, time which is always easily filled. Throughout the rest of the year, Dr. Brewer encourages employees that live abroad (e.g. in Germany) to come to our other concerts. Art is very important in the company, which is quite clear when you walk around - art is all over the walls. Our new CD and the wine cellar concert are just two of many artistic projects and events that Brewer Science sponsors annually. In recognition of the company's numerous contributions to the arts, Dr. Terry Brewer was recently awarded the 2014 Missouri Arts Award for Philanthropy. We cannot thank him and Brewer Science enough for making this big step in our career possible.


Prize-winners in the prestigious 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and North America, receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Calling their playing “spontaneous and commanding,” the New York Times said, “this could be the first string trio in some time to have a major career.” In December 2005, the trio gave five performances in San Francisco and other west coast cities of Mozart's rare, unfinished Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. With their charm, youthful exuberance and astounding virtuosity, the Trio has delighted audiences of all ages in large and small venues. In the U.S., they have appeared at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York City’s Frick Collection (twice), Washington DC’s National Gallery, hundreds of other venues including Stanford University, the Caramoor Festival, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and cities including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Memphis, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Salt Lake City and Honolulu. As Ensemble-in-Residence at the 2001 Florida International Festival, they drew an audience of over two thousand to their final concert. They have also given successful residencies in a settings ranging from conservatories to music camps to an Indian reservation in Arizona. Internationally, the Trio has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, throughout Germany, in major Japanese cities on several tours, and at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals including Belgium’s Musica Mundi, Gidon Kremer’s Echternach Festival in Luxembourg, and Denmark’s Roskilde Schubert Festival. In 2009 they played a gala –concert for the Germanembassy in Paris at Palais Beauharnais in Paris. Recent performances included concerts in Germany (Berlin) , Belgium and Netherlands (Amsterdam.) The trio consists of Burkhard Maiß (violin), Hannah Strijbos (viola) and Bogdan Jianu (cello). In former times the viola was played by Philip Douvier and the cello by Uwe Hirth-Schmidt.




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