The Amatis Piano Trio was founded in 2014 by German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Dutch/Chinese pianist Mengjie Han.
Named BBC New Generation Artists 2016-2018 the trio has been selected as 'ECHO Rising Stars' 2018/19 by the European Concert Hall Organisation, following their nomination by the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Philharmonie Cologne. The trio has emerged as one of the leading ensembles of the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics worldwide.
Only weeks after forming, the trio won the audience prize at the Grachtenfestival-Concours in Amsterdam, which quickly lead to their debut at the Royal Concertgebouw. Winners of the 2015 International Parkhouse Competition in Wigmore Hall, the trio went on to win the International Joseph Joachim Competition in the piano trio category and was named Dutch Classical Talent 2016.
The Amatis Piano Trio is committed to contemporary music and thus founded the ‘Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize’ in 2015, encouraging young composers to further the piano trio repertoire.
The Amatis Piano Trio has been a part of the European Chamber Music Academy since 2015 and will engaged with the Verbier Festival Academy this year. Further musical inﬂuences include Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, Wolfgang Redik, the Trio Jean Paul, Fabio Bidini, Ilya Grubert, Anner Bylsma, Christian Schuster, Ib Hausmann, Imre Rohmann and Menahem Pressler.
Amatis Piano Trio members
Lea Clara Hausman - Violin
Samuel Edward Shepherd - Cello
Mengjie Han - Piano
HAYDN Piano Trio in C major hob XV no 27
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio in e minor Op 67
TAYARANIAN AZIMI ‘Fragmented Impulses II’
STANHOPE Pulses for Piano Trio
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D Minor op 49 no 1