The Phaeton Piano Trio unites three top German artists of international standing, Friedemann Eichhorn, Peter Hörr and Florian Uhlig, to form one of the most exciting piano trios on the international concert scene. As successful soloists for over twenty years, they are at home on the big stages in Europe, overseas and Asia and have already performed in major European music capitals.
The Phaeton Piano Trio celebrated its South American debut in Fundación Beethoven, Santiago de Chile and made another debut in the USA in 2020 with concerts at the Library of Congress, Washington and the Frick Collection, New York. In 2023 and 2024, the Phaeton Piano Trio will tour the USA again, and for the first time in 2023, they will also perform in Canada. The trio has a large repertoire ranging from Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak to Wolfgang Rihm. In 2023/2024, they plan to record French piano trios by Saint-Saens, Fauré, and Huré.
Friedemann Eichhorn, violinist, has collaborated with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia di Roma, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and many other orchestras under conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach or Sir Antonio Pappano. He has a close collaboration with Fazil Say, for whom he premiered the Second Violin Sonata and Violin Concerto No. 2. Eichhorn has over 30 CDs as a soloist and chamber musician for the Naxos and Hänssler Classic labels, which have received numerous awards. Eichhorn teaches as a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and is the Artistic Director of the Kronberg Academy.
Peter Hörr, cellist, has been a guest soloist, chamber musician, and conductor at important concerts and festivals in Europe for over 25 years. He has a discography with Gramophone “Editors choice,” ECHO Klassik prize, and OPUS KLASSIK awards. In the 23/24 season, after a highly acclaimed release of the complete works for cello and piano by L.v. Beethoven for the label ars-vobiscum, a next release with Schubert ‘s “Arpeggione” Sonata will complete a series of “artistic research” with historical instruments. Hörr teaches as a professor of cello and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik + Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,” Leipzig.
has completed his recording of Robert Schumann’s piano solo works for the label Hänssler Classic
. The 19-volume edition, which contains numerous first recordings, was awarded the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2021 and an OPUS KLASSIK 2022. Additionally, in October 2023, Uhlig will receive the Schumann Prize from the city of Zwickau. Besides his professorship at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, he is dedicated to concerts, including at the Konzerthaus Wien and the Wigmore Hall in London.