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WEDNESDAY, OCT 14 2020 - MONDAY, NOV 30 2020

Michael Krenn, Matthias Gredler, and Eugenia Radoslava together form a trio with an extraordinary line-up: piano, cello and saxophone. Originally planned as an in-house concert at the ACFNY, the artists will create a music video made in the Bank Austria Salon in the old town hall in Vienna.

The TRIO SAPIACE music video was exclusively debuted on this ACFNY YouTube Channel link on October 14th, which you can watch below.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on a theme from Georg Friedrich Händel's oratorio "Judas Maccabäus" for piano and violoncello, WoO45

Erwin Schulhoff: from the Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano/Set 4

World Premiere:

Rainer Bischof: from the seven Bagatelles for Alto Saxophone, Violoncello and Piano
     1. Adagio ma non troppo-quasi poco Andante
     2. adagio cantabile
     3. Poco allegro ma energico

Max Bruch
: from 8 pieces for piano, op. 83
     5. romanian melody, andante
     7. allegro vivace, ma non troppo

Nino Rota
: from the Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano (arr. for soprano saxophone, violoncello and piano)
     3. Allegrissimo


After a concert in Luxembourg, where Eugenia Radoslava, Matthias Gredler and Michael Krenn had performed in the two duos – cello and piano and saxophone and piano – the Luxembourg composer Albena Vratchanska, inspired by the performance, turned to the musicians with the question whether they could imagine performing a piece as a trio, which she would write for.

As a result, the idea of performing in a trio arose, which marked the beginning of TRIO SAPIACE ensemble. Subsequently, the prominent Austrian composer Rainer Bischof was also inspired by their performance and decided to write his Bagatelles for saxophone, violoncello and piano for the trio. In the future, further composers will be dedicating their works the musicans, including the German Michael Gredler, the Hungarian Theodor Burkali and the Bulgarian Gheorghi Arnaoudov.


Matthias Gredler was born in Munich in 1975. He studied with Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen in Salzburg and Vienna. Thereafter, he continued his education with Martin Hornstein in Vienna and Miklós Perényi in Budapest after which he was taught by Rainer Schmidt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

In 2001 Matthias Gredler took over the position as cellist of the internationally renowned Vienna Piano Trio with which he gave concerts in important music centres and festivals all over the world and had his own concert cycles at Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

Numerous of his recordings have received prizes, including the ‘Echo Klassik 2010’ for Joseph Haydn Piano Trios and 2017 for Johannes Brahms Piano Trios.

Currently, he is teaching music and performing arts in Vienna and Munich. Matthias Gredler plays a violoncello by J.B. Guadagnini from 1752.


Michael Krenn (born 1986) is Professor of Saxophone at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Professor of Saxophone at Innsbruck Conservatory. His performances have taken him to prestigious concert venues around the globe. He is considered one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation in Austria and abroad. Krenn is member of the contemporary music ensemble PHACE and OENM, performing a big variety of different new compositions in major contemporary music festivals.

Among many prizes in national and international music competitions are the 2012 winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation scholarship, second prize at the 2011 Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bank of Austria Artist of the  Year 2011 with the Mobilis Saxophone Quartet, and winner at the "Fidelio Competition" of the Vienna Conservatory in 2009/2010.

Since 2011, he has released five CD recordings with his major ensembles as a soloist or chamber musician, showing a big variety of musical styles and genres. Michael Krenn is a Henri Selmer Artist and D'Addario Woodwinds Artist.


Eugenia Radoslava gave her first solo piano recital at the age of ten and her first performance with orchestra one year later. She studied piano at the Music Academy in Sofia with A. Dikov. Further studies: piano and chamber music with N. Flores and A. Kouyoumdjian at the University of Music in Vienna as well as music pedagogy at the Music Private University of Vienna.

She won prizes at numerous international competitions, has given concerts as a solo and chamber musician as well as with orchestra. In 2014 she founded a chamber music duo with the saxophonist Michael Krenn. The duo is very successful and has participated in various international festivals.

She taught at the University of Music in Vienna and is the Austrian representative of the international educational organization "Art & Education in the 21st Century," organizes concerts, forums and benefit events, produces CDs and recordings of works by contemporary composers and appears on radio and television.


Image Credit: Markus Sepperer, Nancy Horowitz, Eugenia Radoslava


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