violin & compositions
The 26 year old violinist and composer Florian Willeitner is the musical mastermind of New Piano Trio. He has premiered original compositions at prestigious venues across Europe, including the Musikverein Wien, the Festspielhaus Salzburg, and the Musikfest Stuttgart. Florian is a prize winner of the 2016 International Zbigniew Seifert Competition in Krakau, Poland. His interest in the origin of music has inspired Florian to travel the world, violin in hand, seeking out the great and many folk music traditions of the world. The fusion of exotic traditions with Pop/Rock/Jazz/Folk music elements is what makes his compositional style so unique.
From Classical to Indie Rock, the multifaceted cellist Ivan Turkalj tours internationally with his many diverse musical projects. As either founding member or valued collaborator of bands and ensembles such as The Hidden Cameras or The Erlkings, Ivan has played many of Europe’s most prestigious venues including the Konzerhaus Berlin and Konzerthaus Wien, The Barbican in London and the Allianz Arena in Munich. He has also performed at numerous international festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and Heidelberger Frühling. Mr. Turkalj’s infectious enthusiasm and unshakable commitment to music continues to earn him the love and respect of both his colleagues and his audience.
Alexander Wienand is a composer and pianist for whom the opposing worlds of Jazz and that of so-called “Serious Music” have always acted as an inseparable source of inspiration. For this reason, the keyboard artist in question has been known to appear on stage at such Jazz festivals as the Cologne Jazznight, Jazzahead Bremen, or Düsseldorf Festival. On the Classical stage he has appeared with various groups at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Bad Kissinger Klaviersommer and the Musikfest Stuttgart among others. Wienand is the winner of multiple piano competitions and was notably honored with the Bayrischen Kunstförderpreis. He currently lives and works as both pianist and composer in Berlin.