The Phaeton Piano Trio unites Friedemann Eichhorn, Peter Hörr and Florian Uhlig – three german artists of international calibre. As soloists they have been successfully touring the most prestigious stages in Europe, Asia and elsewhere overseas for more than twenty years. A few years ago the three musicians joined forces and have been enjoying the treasures of the Phaeton Piano Trio repertoire since. Concert invitations have led the Phaeton Piano Trio to Germany, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. 2016 saw a visit to Santiago de Chile, South America. For the season 2017/18, the trio will embark on a cycle of recordings with works by Mendelssohn and his contemporaries. There will be performances in European music capitals such as Zurich, Munich, Berlin and Paris.
Friedemann Eichhorn has performed as a chamber music partner with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Pergamenschikov and many others. In addition to an extensive discography for the hänssler classic and Naxos labels Friedemann Eichhorn is Professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar and Artistic Director of the Kronberg Academy.
Peter Hörr is also a sought after chamber music partner, notably as founding member of the Mozart Piano Quartet, an ensemble that performs worldwide with a catalogue of recordings for the Dabringhaus & Grimm label. He was awarded the ECHO Classic Prize and has been Artistic Director of the Hofkapelle Weimar since 2010. Peter Hörr is Professor of cello at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig.
Florian Uhlig made his orchestral debut at the London Barbican and has appeared at leading concert halls across the world, performing with renowned orchestras and conductors. The Hänssler Classic label has released more than 20 of his CD recordings, including the complete Schumann and Ravel piano solo works. Florian Uhlig is Artistic Director of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival and Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule Lübeck/Germany.