Trio Vivente

Jutta Ernst, piano

Anne Katharina Schreiber, violin

Kristin von der Goltz, violoncello


„Trio Vivente are second to none in their vibrant and transparent approach.” (Badische Zeitung)

With their sensuous and spirited approach to music, together with lightness and sophistication, Trio Vivente have without doubt joined the ranks of the prestigious ensembles. They have been exciting audiences, press and radio with their fresh interpretations for almost 30 years.

The violinist Anne Katharina Schreiber and cellist Kristin von der Goltz  are renowned experts in historical performance practice. They have longstanding connections with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, with Kristin von der Goltz also playing with the Berlin Baroque Soloists. Together with the pianist Jutta Ernst they bring a breath of fresh air to the trio repertoire, from the Classic to the Modern. Through their colourful interplay a rare intensive unity emerges, and in the vitality of the interpretations Trio Vivente live up to their name: vibrant, spirited and authentic.

Extensive experience in solo and orchestral concert activity, as well as artistic teaching at colleges of music and in master classes (most recently, for example, where the trio taught and played at Montepulciano in Italy in 2016), have enriched the trio’s playing with ever new impulse and ideas.

Along with the established works of the trio repertoire, romantic female composers such as Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann and Emilie Mayer have a permanent place in the trio’s concert programs. The ensemble are also dedicated to showcasing less well-known trios of all eras, along with contemporary works by Wolfgang Rihm, Volker David Kirchner, Marc-Aurel Floros and Kelly-Marie Murphy. The trio have also expanded their program with  theme-related concerts, playing together with the author Elke Heidenreich and the young soprano Kateryna Kasper.

Trio Vivente have been a welcome guest at various prestigious concert series and they have performed at festivals such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Musikfestspiele Saar. They have toured in Norway, England and the Benelux Countries.

Their CDs with piano trios by Haydn, Schubert and the Mendelssohn siblings have all received glowing reviews. In 2005 the ensemble’s Schubert recording won high praise and received a Supersonic Award.  In spring 2017 the trio released a CD with works by the long-forgotten romantic composer Emilie Mayer, receiving immediate attention after its release. “The CD with piano trios by Emilie Mayer is an unexpected gem: Pieces whose rediscovery are well worth hearing again, performed by an ensemble who more than do justice to the music. A highly recommended recording!” (Wibke Gerking, Radio WDR3). In autumn 2019 they released the audio book “Lebensmelodien”, a collaborative project with Elke Heidenreich about Robert and Clara Schumann’s life and music.