The Oberon Trio was founded in 2006.
ANTOANETA EMANUILOVA Cello · HENJA SEMMLER Violin · JONATHAN ANER Piano
Shortly after the ensemble‘s première concert, the Flensburger
Tageblatt already credited the Oberon Trio with “enormous interpretive abilities, which testify to this
new ensemble’s enchanting maturity and stylistic command.”
Meanwhile, the trio has given performances at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus,
the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and Esterházy Palace, as well as in Italy,
Bulgaria, Israel, India, Egypt, and the Ukraine.
These three musicians are committed to offering performances of lesser-known compositions
alongside established masterpieces. Their repertoire extends from piano trios by CPE Bach and
Joseph Haydn – the pioneers of the medium – to those by Jörg Widmann and Charlotte Bray, whose
trios were recorded for the first time by the ensemble.
The trio also works together regularly with
chamber music partners such as Tabea Zimmermann, Ian Bostridge, Christoph Prégardien, and Shirley
Brill. A special passion for the Oberon Trio is to establish greater intimacy between performers and
the audience. Through moderated concerts and by publishing their own program notes they provide
listeners with insights into the processes and background of their interpretations.
The first album released by the Oberon Trio, entitled Passacaglia, was recommended by hr2, mdr figaro,
and NDR Kultur. Their second CD appeared in 2016 under the title Oberon Celebrates Shakespeare.
The magazine Das Orchester commented: “Featured here is an ensemble that merits serious attention:
[the three musicians] display captivating technical virtuosity, musical verve, and consummate
chamber music coordination.”